Back to school? Some Georgia students are already returning to class

Back to school? Some Georgia students are already returning to class

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It may be the middle of summer, but some students in Georgia are already returning to class,

Students at Brock Elementary School in Savannah, Ga. are heading back to school to start its first year of a year-round school schedule, according to affiliate WTOC. Savannah school officials expected a lot of backlash from parents, but most parents believe this is the best think that could happen to their kids.

The students will still attend 180 days of school. Generally, a year-round schedule consists of classes for anywhere from six to nine weeks in a row that are broken up by two- to four-week vacations at a time.

Some parents argue that kids should have a summer break, but a Duke University study suggests that year-round schooling is beneficial to students because the children do not forget what they learned over the summer.

Avoiding the "summer slide" with year-round classes has other downfalls. Those families that look forward to summer vacations and more free time may be hindered by the extended education sessions.

Year-round plans are becoming more popular. Currently, the model is used in school districts in Texas, Illinois, California, Kentucky, and more.

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