School http://wwno.org en What Are You Learning During Mardi Gras? http://wwno.org/post/what-are-you-learning-during-mardi-gras <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mardi Gras season is upon us, which means there are more days that our children are not in school. Between Mardi Gras, Christmas, summer, fall and spring breaks, in-services and professional development days as well as inevitable storms, when are kids in school? Hard rain on the first day of school — cancel it. Have a winning football season — we’ll take off for that too. Absences due to New Orleans’ traditions combined with the archaic custom of an agrarian school calendar are self-imposed barriers to educational progress.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:50:00 +0000 Andre Perry 27340 at http://wwno.org