High-achieving students in Texas can earn longer summer breaks

08/19/2010 | San Antonio Express-News

In Texas, some students who have good grades and attendance earn an extra two weeks of summer vacation. Students must also behave in school and pass the state's Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test to qualify. About 200 Texas districts use the Optional Flexible Year Program, and some districts us it as an incentive for students to succeed on the state test.

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