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SCHOOL IN AUBURN
calendar, diminished summer, balanced calendar, single-track, multi-track,
year-round education, whatever you call it, it's still part of the movement
toward Year-Round School)
Web Site of the
Stop Year Round School Citizens' Group,
defeated in Auburn
NOW THAT YEAR ROUND
SCHOOL HAS BEEN DEFEATED IN AUBURN (for the time being) THIS WEB PAGE WILL ACT
AS AN INFORMATION SOURCE FOR OTHER COMMUNITIES FACED WITH THE SPECTER OF THIS
UNPROVEN, DISRUPTIVE AND QUESTIONABLE ALTERNATIVE TO THE
"TRADITIONAL" SCHOOL CALENDAR.
THE FOLLOWING PAGE,
AND LINKS THEREON, PROVIDE A HISTORY OF THE "STOP YEAR ROUND SCHOOL"
MOVEMENT IN AUBURN, AS WELL AS USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FALLACIES
ASSOCIATED WITH THE EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT VARIOUS TYPES OF YEAR ROUND EDUCATION.
IMPORTANT RECENT STUDY
COMPARING THE "YEAR-ROUND" AND TRADITIONAL CALENDARS.
Schools and Achievement in North
(summary of a rigorous
comparison of the "Year-Round" and "Traditional" school
calendars. "Evaluation Briefs", Vol. 2, Number 2, February 2000.
the few good studies (large sample size, statistically sound , with proper
controls) of YRS. Done by the Public Schools of North Carolina, State Board of
Education and the Department of Public Instruction. Demonstrates that, in this
study of grades 3 - 8 looking at a mixture of single track and multi-track
schools, there were NO
significant achievement differences between "Year Round" and
"Traditional Calendar" schools in both reading and math.
REPORTS PREPARED BY THE
AUBURN SYRS CITIZEN'S GROUP and OTHERS
the Year-Round Calendar, and the Color of the School Buses
by Christopher Newland,
Report to the Auburn City School's Board of Education
(submitted by the Stop
Year-Round School Citizen's Group 11/7/98)
on Auburn City Schools Alternative Calendar Survey Irregularities
"at risk" children benefit from an alternative calendar?
Read a critical review of the research!
does RESEARCH say about YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL?
summary of the work of the 1992 Auburn City Schools YRS committee
CITIZEN COMMENTS CONCERNED
WITH YEAR ROUND EDUCATION
Comments from the Board of Education and City Council Meetings
from concerned citizens asked to sign the "Stop YRS" petition
THE AUBURN SCHOOL SYSTEM'S
YRS COMMUNITY SURVEY (an
unfortunate example of how NOT to conduct a survey)
are problems with the YRS survey form
INFORMATION ABOUT YEAR-ROUND
SCHOOL AND HOW IT RELATES TO AUBURN AND OTHER COMMUNITIES
Question: A thoughtful answer
is the "STOP YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL CITIZENS' GROUP"?
should AUBURN RESIDENTS BE CONCERNED?
are the issues concerned with YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL?
has been said about the negative impact of YRS?
the RUSH to make a decision on YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL?
can I do?
MEETINGS concerned with Year-Round School
and Phone Numbers of Board of Education and City Council members
INFORMATION for school
administrators, board members, city council members, Auburn School System YRS
Committee members, School PTA Presidents, and newspaper editors
YRS DEBATE IN THE OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS AND THE AUBURN
A nearly complete
listing of related articles, editorials, guest columns, letters, etc.
of the week (A. Bulletin): Process not working; just say 'no'
of the week (A. Bulletin): YRS punishes less able students
of the week (O-A News): Now it's a lack of trust issue
of the week (A. Bulletin) about the October 1st meeting of the full Alternative
of the week (O-A News): YRS Debate Continues
of the week (OA News): An open letter to Dr. Mick Martin
of the week (OA News): Survey disgusts reader, resident
of the week (OA News): AHS PTA President voices personal concerns about Auburn
City School's YRS tactics
of the week (A. Bulletin): Loss of trust in ACS leadership
to other sites concerned with YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL
in the STOP YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL CITIZENS' GROUP
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