CMS superintendent discusses year-round school for west Charlotte schools
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CHARLOTTE -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison wants to explore the idea of year-round classes at seven struggling schools in west Charlotte.
The schools are part of Project Lift, a $55 million private effort to boost student achievement. Thursday night, Morrison told parents at a forum that doing away with the summer break could eliminate what's called the "brain drain."
"So if we could shorten that loss of summer learning and add days, the research says 20 days is the sweet spot, you can actually stop the loss of learning and actually start narrowing and closing achievement gaps," said Morrison.
In part, Project Lift is hoping to increase the graduation rate at West Charlotte High School to 90 percent.