The Corinth School District will begin using a modified school calendar that could serve as a model for others in the region. The change is something education leaders have long talked about and is part of the district getting a waiver that provides it flexibility from many school regulations. Students will begin in August and will go through mid June with three-week breaks at the end of each quarter.
The idea is to have several shorter breaks instead of one long summer break to reduce the “summer slide” that hurts many students. The school year still will be 180 days, but teachers will have a chance to work with struggling students during the extended breaks. Daily Journal education reporter Emma Kent (6:11) joins Derek and Brad to explain the new schedule and Corinth’s reasons for trying it.
Also on today’s show, photographer Lauren Wood (11:00) talks about her photo essay on Tupelo’s Vance the barber. M. Scott Morris (20:23) reviews “Ghostbusters,” and Derek (29:48) highlights this weekend’s entertainment scene.