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Old Aug 16th 2015, 12:12 am
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August 25th here. Same for UT Austin. 3 of them gone all day, 1 gone til Thanksgving...

Might even think about cleaning the house up then. Not much point during the holidays.
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Old Aug 16th 2015, 2:39 am
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Mississippi started back full time last Friday. Always starts in August. In NY it was the Wednesday after Labor Day when I was a kid now it is Tuesday after Labor Day.
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Old Aug 16th 2015, 2:53 am
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Mine go back September 8th. It's late this year...
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Originally Posted by SanDiegogirl View Post
Well you can't expect the teachers to do a full week can you on their first week back after 10 weeks vacation?
Do the teachers not go back a week before the kids? They do around here...
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Old Aug 16th 2015, 3:39 am
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Just moved from AZ to OH, and the start date was the same for both: Wednesday 12 August.

I'd got the impression that the earlier start was to allow as many teaching days as possible before the kids sit the standardized tests, usually sometime in mid-April. Given so many states are doing Common Core now and presumably working towards very similar tests, won't they have to rationalize at some point? Otherwise those kids not going back until practically mid-September would have covered significantly less material; how could they all be tested on the same curriculum and against the same goals per grade level?
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Old Aug 16th 2015, 6:06 am
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..... I'd got the impression that the earlier start was to allow as many teaching days as possible before the kids sit the standardized tests, usually sometime in mid-April. Given so many states are doing Common Core now and presumably working towards very similar tests, won't they have to rationalize at some point? Otherwise those kids not going back until practically mid-September would have covered significantly less material; how could they all be tested on the same curriculum and against the same goals per grade level?
It depends significantly on the weather as to how many days children are in school between December and February, and the degree to which the school buses and the state/ county road maintenance department is equipped to get children to school when it snows.

In NC, if there is white stuff on the ground, the schools will be closed, even in areas where snow is common. Counties with a history of many snow days tend to start their school year earlier.
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Old Aug 16th 2015, 4:42 pm
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Originally Posted by kodokan View Post
I'd got the impression that the earlier start was to allow as many teaching days as possible before the kids sit the standardized tests, usually sometime in mid-April. Given so many states are doing Common Core now and presumably working towards very similar tests, won't they have to rationalize at some point? Otherwise those kids not going back until practically mid-September would have covered significantly less material; how could they all be tested on the same curriculum and against the same goals per grade level?
Interesting. Our school goes back very late and it generally scores highest in the state and does pretty well nationally on Common Core.
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Old Aug 16th 2015, 8:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
It depends significantly on the weather as to how many days children are in school between December and February, and the degree to which the school buses and the state/ county road maintenance department is equipped to get children to school when it snows.

In NC, if there is white stuff on the ground, the schools will be closed, even in areas where snow is common. Counties with a history of many snow days tend to start their school year earlier.
That doesn't explain why the kids went back to school August 3rd in ATL though. Snow days are not a big thing here...
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Originally Posted by BubbleChog View Post
That doesn't explain why the kids went back to school August 3rd in ATL though. Snow days are not a big thing here...
"Significantly", not "entirely".

Maybe children in Georgia are dumb.
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August 20th for BVSD. I think it's a little too early.
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Start back tomorrow, I've just set my alarm . Broke up June 5, can't believe it's gone so quickly.
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Old Aug 17th 2015, 7:36 am
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San Diego Unified: 1st Tuesday after Labor Day.
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San Diego Unified: 1st Tuesday after Labor Day.
San Diego region seems all over the place these days depending on school district.

Looks like my old high school school district had all their schools start on 7/22, their last day of school was June 5th and they get a 2 week break from late Sept to Early October, normal Christmas break, 2 weeks in late March/Early April, then out in June.

I think if I were in school that is a better schedule, shorter but more frequent breaks.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9z...1zWnB3U1U/view

So in one county, so far out of 4 school districts starts dates in July, August and then the traditional still in September...

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Old Aug 17th 2015, 8:17 am
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Is Sweetwater a year round school district?
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Old Aug 17th 2015, 11:16 am
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The American school here in Hong Kong starts August 18, but we get 3 weeks off at Christmas an extra week off during the year (Chinese New Year) so I think we're a bit early.
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