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Research paper! - [Type text YRE YRE also known as Year Round Education or YRS(Year Round Schooling has and is becoming increasingly popular in

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[Type text] YRE YRE, also known as Year Round Education or YRS (Year Round Schooling), has and is becoming increasingly popular in America. In fact, many states now have year round schools. As soon as people hear the three words “Year Round Education,” they automatically go into a state of panic. These people do not really know the true meaning of year round education. Year round education can be defined as a traditional school year with different breaks (intersessions) spread out through the year instead of an ordinary three month summer vacation. Many students, teachers, and parents find YRE an effective process that helps their children, yet many still oppose this issue. Year round schools have both positive and negative sides, that can decide whether or not they truly are effective. According to their website The National Association for Year Round Education, (NAYRE), is a non-profit organization that promotes the concept of year round education by providing leadership and service to individuals and organizations on all aspects of time and learning(www.nayre.org). CQ Researchers by Richard L. Worsnop states that traces of year round education have been found as far back as the seventeenth century. In 1645, records show that the schoolmaster started teaching at 7:00 a.m., and sent his students home at 5:00 p.m. between January and June. Then, he would teach from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from July to December. In 1898, Irwin Shepard, a Minnesota Educator proposed that schools should operate continuously on a four-quarter schedule throughout the year. Bluffton, Indiana became the first American community to adopt a year round schedule with four quarters. They go back to a traditional schedule in 1915. In 1949, Lexington, Kentucky tried a year round schedule, but it was later abandoned because of
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financial problems. In 1954, Los Angeles determined that a year round school calendar would not be cost effective, and would cause administrative problems. Hayward, California came up with the first single-track year round school in 1968. The school is called Park Elemenary, and is still operating as a year round school. After the first single- track school, in 1968, the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles, Missouri came up with the first ever multi-track year round school schedule . After that was created, La Mesa-Spring Valley, and Chula Vista school districts actually launch the multi-track program in 1971. On June 7th, 1993, Los Angeles stopped their year round scheduling with more than 540 schools operating with this system. In 1996, the National Association for Year Round Education finds that 1.7 million children go to a year round school in the 1995-1996 school year. The National Association of Secondary School Principals think that schools should operate on a twelve month schedule. This would allow time for staff development.(Worsnop 445 (See Timeline)). With nearly four centuries separating the past from present, year round education has expanded greatly. According to NAYRE,
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course ENGL 250 taught by Professor Corey during the Fall '06 term at Iowa State.

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