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STOP YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL IN AUBURN

(Alternative 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,

VICTORY! Year-Round School 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.

"Year-Round Schools and Achievement in North Carolina," (summary of a rigorous comparison of the "Year-Round" and "Traditional" school calendars. "Evaluation Briefs", Vol. 2, Number 2, February 2000.
One of 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

Academics, the Year-Round Calendar, and the Color of the School Buses by Christopher Newland, Ph.D.
A Report to the Auburn City School's Board of Education (submitted by the Stop Year-Round School Citizen's Group 11/7/98)
Report on Auburn City Schools Alternative Calendar Survey Irregularities
Do "at risk" children benefit from an alternative calendar? Read a critical review of the research!
What does RESEARCH say about YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL?
A summary of the work of the 1992 Auburn City Schools YRS committee

CITIZEN COMMENTS CONCERNED WITH YEAR ROUND EDUCATION

Citizen Comments from the Board of Education and City Council Meetings
Comments 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)

YRS Survey Information
There are problems with the YRS survey form
Report on Auburn City Schools Alternative Calendar Survey Irregularities

INFORMATION ABOUT YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL AND HOW IT RELATES TO AUBURN AND OTHER COMMUNITIES

Ballinger's Question: A thoughtful answer
What is the "STOP YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL CITIZENS' GROUP"?
Why should AUBURN RESIDENTS BE CONCERNED?
What are the issues concerned with YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL?
What does RESEARCH say about YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL?
What has been said about the negative impact of YRS?
Why the RUSH to make a decision on YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL?
What can I do?
SCHEDULED MEETINGS concerned with Year-Round School
Addresses and Phone Numbers of Board of Education and City Council members
CONTACT INFORMATION for school administrators, board members, city council members, Auburn School System YRS Committee members, School PTA Presidents, and newspaper editors

THE YRS DEBATE IN THE OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS AND THE AUBURN BULLETIN: A nearly complete listing of related articles, editorials, guest columns, letters, etc.

Letters of particular interest:
Letter of the week (A. Bulletin): Process not working; just say 'no'
Letter of the week (A. Bulletin): YRS punishes less able students
Letter of the week (O-A News): Now it's a lack of trust issue
Letter of the week (A. Bulletin) about the October 1st meeting of the full Alternative Calendar Committee
Letter of the week (O-A News): YRS Debate Continues
Letter of the week (OA News): An open letter to Dr. Mick Martin
Letter of the week (OA News): Survey disgusts reader, resident
Letter of the week (OA News): AHS PTA President voices personal concerns about Auburn City School's YRS tactics
Letter of the week (A. Bulletin): Loss of trust in ACS leadership

LINKS to other sites concerned with YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL

GET INVOLVED in the STOP YEAR-ROUND SCHOOL CITIZENS' GROUP

Please send comments or suggestions concerning this web page to ---- kempfsc@mail.auburn.edu

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