Hey kids, did you enjoy your summer break? For many of you it'll be the last of its kind.
Did you hear that? It's the collective groan of youth across the city.
For many students though, the change is actually a bit of relief. After three months of summer activities, most young scholars have difficulty remembering everything they've learned, and teachers have to spend several days—if not weeks—reviewing old material.
Kids won't lose their break time entirely, either. It'll just be a bit more spread out, allowing them to relax and recharge every few months. For example, Morgan Park High School offers a two-week break in September, an extra week off in December, and an extra week off during spring break.
Don't we wish our work schedules were like that?
Studies have also suggested that a year-round schedule improves test scores.
So fret not, kids. Your shorter break could mean a higher paycheck in the future.