Is year-round school the answer to summer brain drain?

07/1/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

More Chicago public schools will switch from a traditional school calendar to a year-round format this school year, and officials at one school hope the move will improve student achievement and create a haven for students from high-crime areas. The format calls for two- and three-week breaks throughout the school year instead of a long summer vacation, which an administrator said could help students retain what they've learned in class.

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