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Over time, Chicago has backed away from year-round school efforts

Bit by bit, CPS has chipped away at efforts to create a non-traditional school calendar that would make better use of time to improve academics. The last nail in the coffin came earlier this year, when the Board of Education quietly approved a new calendar that will have students once again return to school after Labor Day. The move reversed last year’s decision to begin classes in late August and give students an early start on the year.

Meanwhile, at the same time officials decided to start the year earlier, they scrapped the district’s much-hyped Track E “year-round” calendar.

And for now, teachers, parents, and administrators have seemingly backed away from the topic that prompted the district to launch a Track E option in 2009: summer learning loss.

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