Nevada district considers eliminating year-round calendar

03/16/2010 | Las Vegas Sun

Officials in Nevada's Clark County are considering moving away from year-round schools -- a decision that could save as much as $20 million by converting 76 elementary schools to nine-month school years. The district had used year-round schools to deal with overcrowding. Officials say there is no evidence that district students at year-round schools achieve more than those in nine-month schools, and supporters of the change say a traditional schedule will allow teachers to better prepare students for state tests and give educators more time for professional development.

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