In the article, Year-Round Schooling Helps Students Recall Sine and Cosine, the benefits of year-round schooling are discussed. It turns out that a long break from subjects in which repetition is an essential part of learning (like math) causes students to forget much of what they learned. Thist means that after the summer, time must be spent re-learning already taught material.

What I found most interesting about this article is that recent research showed that students from a lower-income background were more prone to forgetting things. This is due to less structure during the summer. Without stimulation from trips to museums or spending a week at a summer camp, kids forget more during the summer than students who are involved in activites.