Teachers: Continuous learning schedule benefits students

12/11/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Teachers in an Illinois district say ending a continuous learning schedule in place at three schools will harm students, many of whom are English-language learners. Those schools typically return to school six weeks earlier than peers in traditional schools. Officials say shortening the school year will save $240,000 and possibly the jobs of some teachers in the district, which is facing a $53 million deficit.

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