As of the beginning of this school year, Oklahoma City Public Schools has seven schools currently on a continuous learning or "year-round" school calendar. And it seems Superintendent Karl Springer and the school board like what they see. After a unanimous vote yesterday, all 78 schools in the Oklahoma City district will move to the new continuous learning calendar for 2011.
Though it's often referred to as "year-round," in general, a continuous learning schedule consists of spacing out the breaks a bit more rather than having a long summer break. Classes will begin in early August, and students will receive a number of "intersessions" throughout the year including a two-week Fall Break, a three-day Thanksgiving Break, a three-week Winter Break, a two-week Spring Break and finally eight weeks for summer. To get a better idea of how it works, see this year's continuous learning calendar.
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