My buddy and mentor was interviewed for the Toronto Star on Year-round schooling for their education blog.
[photo by me, but they didn’t give me credit!]
It’s the middle of summer — should your child be in school? In some boards, including a handful in Greater Toronto, children are in class instead of on vacation. What is year-round schooling? Does it help children learn, and retain what they’ve learned, better than the traditional school calendar? The Star asked Joel Weiss, an expert on the topic, about the strengths and weaknesses of a modified school calendar.
Read it if you’re interested in what the issues surrounding year round schooling is about, and even more so if you’re interested in the history of the school year calendar.