CHARLOTTE—Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said he wants to shorten the summer break.
Morrison said shortening break could help close the academic achievement gap. He said research shows in the summer, many students lose half of what they learned during the prior year because of there is no academic stimulation.
“If we could do nothing else but change our calendars and take the 180 days and not even make that more but spread it out so there is a less of a summer learning loss we would dramatically improve results,” said Morrison.
Morrison said his proposal is meeting some resistance from the tourism industry. Morrison said he plans to lobby legislators in Raleigh.