Some Minn. schools drop traditional post-Labor Day start

07/7/2014 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Nearly 40 Minnesota school districts and a large number of charter schools have bucked tradition and are starting the school year before Labor Day, with one school starting today. Officials cite additional time needed to prepare for standardized tests, less time for summer learning loss and other reasons -- most aimed at improving student achievement -- for altering the school schedule.

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