Several local students head back to school early

Several local students head back to school early

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by ANN SHERIDAN / NBC Charlotte Staff

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Posted on July 22, 2013 at 7:12 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 22 at 7:40 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – It’s back to school for some CMS kids on Monday.

They’re part of a new program the district is rolling out to help bridge the achievement gap.  The students have had several weeks off and now they're going to be a part of CMS history.

This is a project lift initiative called the “continuous learning calendar." 

Extra days are built in, but students and staff do get several breaks throughout the year.

Parents and teachers know that kids forget a lot of what they've learned over the summer.  for some children that loss is devastating.

The hope is that by getting the kids back sooner and they won't lose as much ground. They’ll be stronger, smarter and more motivated students.

In addition to Thomasboro Academy, druid hill academy, Walter G. Byers School and Bruns Academy will also be on the continuous calendar.
 

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