School year starts early in southwest...

School year starts early in southwestern Minnesota

There are 3 comments on the story from Aug 24, 2010, titled School year starts early in southwestern Minnesota. In it, reports that:

The school year is underway in 16 school districts in southwestern Minnesota, a rare pre-Labor Day start for about 16,000 students.

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Chaska, MN

#1 Aug 24, 2010
By now summer is over for most kids, get them back into a routine of learning.

Chaska, MN

#2 Aug 24, 2010
Since when is tourism more important than school? Parents have 2-1/2 months to take their vacation. If they haven't taken it yet, too bad. It is about time we start focusing on educating our children.
I have been out of school 25 years, We always started before labor day and our parents dealt with it and so did the tourism industry.

Duluth, GA

#3 Aug 24, 2010
They start school here in Georgia at the beginning of August and go until sometime in May and I don't believe the test scores are any better than Minnesota schools, maybe even worse. Need to get back to teaching the basics and add the other stuff after the scores improve.

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