Does summer break affect learning?

Kids across the country will soon be heading back to school after a summer away from the books, but does the three month break mean a step backwards for learning?

Not according to new research from The Ohio State University.

A sociologist found that over a full year, math and reading test scores improved about the same amount for children in year-round schools as they did for students in a more traditional, nine-month system.

This could be because year-round schools do not add extra school days, rather they take more frequent breaks throughout the year.


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