Students often bemoan their six week summer at BCCS, but it turns out that it is, really, all for the better. The August 2, 2010, issue of Time magazine has a lead article on how summer break is actually hurting academic performance of students. Instead of repeating the entire article, I have included a video Time cited as well as a graphic representation of summer academic loss below. Enjoy and be thankful that your summer is so short!
If you don't have the time to watch the video here is the bar graph of summer loss showing the disproportionate effect of summer on high income verses middle to low income students.
What should we do instead? What about a school year that looks more like this? What do you think?
See everybody in a couple of weeks.