The following downloadble presentations (Adobe PDF Format) explore the basics of continuous learning and modified calendars inlcuding what reserachers are saying about YRE, how the various calendars work and how multi-track calendars allow for more efficient use of school facilities 12 months a year.
Lasting Consequences of the Summer Learning Gap
Prior research has demonstrated that summer learning rooted in family and community influences widens the achievement gap across social lines, while schooling offsets those family and community influences. In this article, we examine the long-term educational consequences of summer learning differences by family socioeconomic level
Extending the School Day or School Year:
A Systematic Review of Research (1985-2009)
...findings suggest that extending school time can be an effective way to support student learning, particularly (a) for students most at risk of school failure and (b) when considerations are made for how time is used.
Getting Smarter, Becoming Fairer
A Progressive Education Agenda for a Stronger Nation
America faces a newly globalized economy, rapidly changing
demographics, and a lingering and dangerous achievement gap for minority and poor students that
continues to sap America's strength by failing to give all children the tools they require to become
the highly skilled workforce and engaged citizenry our country needs