Jul 2020

Should School Be Year-Round? Class Disrupted Episode 9

School’s out for summer, and that means fun, relaxation, and … weekly schedule spreadsheets? On this episode of Class Disrupted, we discuss how summer break can create stress for parents and kids seeking the best opportunities to fill their time. We also examine the inequity that summer creates in access to child care and enrichment programs.

Mira Browne, executive director of the nonprofit Prepared Parents, joins us to share how she manages summer with her own kids and the struggles she’s been hearing from parents around the country. Looking into the future of school in the fall, with a pandemic still raging, we discuss how a more balanced school year might provide solutions to multiple problems for educators, parents, and students.


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