Does a year-round calendar benefit students with disabilities?

Education officials in Vancouver, Canada, are considering moving district schools to a year-round calendar, which they say has particular benefits for students learning English, those from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with learning disabilities. The schedule would be based on a balanced calendar in place at a neighboring school, where anecdotal evidence from parents and teachers shows such students are improving both socially and academically. Other parents and educators, however, are concerned about how a year-round calendar would affect transportation and other district services.

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