A Case for Year Round Schooling

A Case for Year Round Schooling

I am an advocate for lengthening the school year. One model that I’m particularly interested in is the Year Round School Calendar (YRS). My intern, Helen White, prepared this fantastic crash course intro to YRS and I wanted to share it with all of you. Let me know what you think! The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, in Fairfield, is now using a YRS. Could this calendar be a possibility for Maine to help our students excel? 

A Case for Year Round Schooling

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Legislature’s Education & Cultural Affairs Committee Will Hold Public Forum Tomorrow to Review Essential Programs & Services School Funding Laws

Legislature’s Education & Cultural Affairs Committee Will Hold Public Forum Tomorrow to Review Essential Programs & Services School Funding Laws

When and Where?

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 1:00pm

Room 202, Cross State Office Building

What is the Essential Programs and Services School Funding Law and why is it important?

The Essential Programs and Services (EPS) model for education funding works to ensure that all Maine students receive the resources and funding necessary to receive a quality education. For many years, per pupil spending in Maine varied wildly among school districts, leaving some students at a major disadvantage. Rather than basing education spending on what was spent the year …

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