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No matter what area you care most about, consider this: Children, teens and communities thrive when we recognize that development cuts across domains, settings, and disciplines. It's all related—a family's struggle with finances can affect a child's health; what a teen does after school has a big impact on how well he or she learns, and several longitudinal studies show that when states invest in early learning, they spend less in special education and juvenile justice services.

A Different School Calendar: Continuous Learning & Support During Break

July 17, 2013
Amy Putman, Marshall Elementary School; Sheri Carpenter, Mark Twain Elementary School; Jan Creveling, Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative