Early start to school year could prevent summer learning loss

An Indiana school district will start school Aug. 2 in an effort to move to a nearly year-round schedule and prevent summer brain drain. The early start could prevent the annual review sessions that teachers typically hold when students return from a long summer break. "All of our year-round elementary schools made [federal benchmarks], and others didn't," Superintendent Peggy Hinckley said. "We've had great success with early summers here."

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