E3 American Culture: When Does the School Year Start in the United States?

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If "summer" in the northern hemisphere is from June to September, why is back to school shopping done in July? What is the normal school year schedule like for most students and when is summer break? And why are more schools joining this trend to start the school year so early?

In this episode, we delve into a crucial aspect of American school culture: the school calendar in the United States, the early start of the academic year, and the new trend of ending summer breaks in July or August. Explore the historical, cultural, and logistical reasons why American public schools now often begin the academic year during the summer. We also discuss the pros of this new trend and some of the cons for students and families. Hit play and let's explore this unique aspect of American education together!

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