Year-Round Schooling – A Modified Calendar for a Better Education?
Original Air Date:
Monday, August 20, 2012
While most students continue to bask in the dog days of summer, some Alberta students are already in their classrooms.
More than 70 schools in our province offer a year-round program, meaning shorter summer holidays - or none at all - and longer breaks spread throughout the year.
How are modified school calendars affecting student performance? Is it time more Alberta schools consider making the switch?
Joining us for this discussion is Frank Peters, a Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta; Barb McPherson, Principal of Grant MacEwan School, A K-to-6 that offers a modified calendar; and Jeff Bowes, President of the Calgary Association of Parents and School Councils.
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