Senate Hearing Looks At Year-Round School Possibility

The idea of year-round school could be gaining momentum in Mississippi. The Senate Education Committee is holding a hearing at the Capitol Monday to hear from education leaders including the superintendent of the Corinth schools where students attend classes 12 months out of the year. But they're in school the same number of days as students in other parts of the state because the district takes more frequent and longer breaks. Proponents of year-round school say it addresses an issue with the traditional school calendar in which many students regress during a long summer break away from their teachers.