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YRE Calendars


A modified calendar transforms traditional nine-month agrarian calendar into a calendar that allows for continuous education by shortening the summer vacation and adding more frequent breaks during the rest of year. Those breaks may be used for "intersessions" where remediation and enhancement can occur. The shorter breaks stem learning loss and allow educators the opportunity to get the most out of the 180 days that most states mandate for instruction.

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Fixing America's Broken School Calendar


The Atlantic asked a variety of prominent voices in education—from policy makers and teachers to activists and parents—what their vision of a perfect school system would be. They asked them to look beyond laws, politics, and funding to imagine a utopian system of learning. Their first assignment: The Calendar.  How much of the year will students spend in school?

Atlantic Article

YRE Basics and Studies


NAYRE throughout the years has encouraged research on year-round education and has served as a clearing house for information related to calendar reform as well as all issues that involve time and learning.  The goal of NAYRE is to stem learning loss that typically occurs after long periods of non-instruction such as the traditional 3-month summer break. This site contains downloadable presentations on the basics of calendar reform as well as selected studies on time and learning.

YRE Research

What Research Says About YRE


After the long, lazy days of summer, students traditionally return to school to repeat the process of acclimating to new teachers, new classmates, and new classroom procedures. Students also struggle to remember skills and content they often have not used for several months..

YRE Research

Summer Learning Loss

Nation Horizons

Horizons National has produce a short video that graphically demostrates how the achievement gap occurs and the importance of summer learning!

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