Report: Shorter school year in Calif. would harm some students

11/1/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

If school districts in California reduce the school calendar, low-income, minority and English-language students would be disproportionately affected, according to a recent report. The state has allowed districts to shorten the academic year because of budget cuts. Nonprofit The Education Trust-West, which prepared the report, is calling on the state to restore the minimum 180-day school year.

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