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Mythbuster Breaks Baloney Spouted by Forces of Darkness in Maryland Over School Year Start

An Extensive Study By Virginia Commonwealth University Found That Standardized Test Results For Students Who Begin School After Labor Day Do Not Suffer. “The study examined whether students who started school before Labor Day performed better on standardized tests than those who returned to school after the holiday. Commenting on the results, McMillan said, ‘the preponderance of evidence suggests that there is no relationship between school division start date (before or after Labor Day) and student achievement.’”