The Md. Assembly moved half-way to undoing an executive order that forces schools to start the school year after Labor Day.
Make-up days for students in IL and sometimes Md. come when schools have snow days or cold-weather days. In Fla., days are made up for hurricanes.
The day after Labor Day is the new start of the school year for almost every one of Maryland’s 24 school districts, under a new executive order.
Let summer be summer, and don’t start school too early to cut it short, writes a columnist in Naperville, IL.
Gov Larry Hogan issued another order to give the state school board some direction as to when they can waive his first executive order.
One publisher in Baltimore wonders if we should have kids go to school year-round. It’s worth the dialog, but it’s a little complicated.
We can’t support continued efforts on the part of some Md. policymakers to force public schools in the state to start after Labor Day.
Should we observe Muslim holy days in our schools or just ignore religious references altogether when creating school calendars?
As the Maryland comptroller picks up the drive to have schools start after Labor Day, we wonder how serious the question might be.
A new data point has been added to the debate about pushing back the start of school to past Labor Day to give businesses an extra week of summer.