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Chicago parents welcome school, all year long

by Jane Park
May 12, 2009

Starting in August more than 60 Chicago public schools will be making the transition to year-round schedules.  Supporters say the change will prevent "learning loss" between school years and minimize teacher burnout.  But others are wary that the shift will bring its own set of challenges.  Jane Park talked to parents at one Lathrop Homes school ready to embrace a shorter summer break.