Is it just me or did August pop-up out of nowhere? Most school districts will begin the new school year in the next few weeks but for some districts, like Oklahoma City Public Schools, class started last week.

As an editorial in The Oklahoman points out, the school district started its continuous learning calendar a year ago, at least in part to try to reduce the “summer slide.” Karl Springer, Superintendent of OKCPS and TSC Signatory, has been a long time supporter of expanded time and has advocated for a state law calling for an expanded school day. As academic standards continue to rise due to the new “Achieving Classroom Excellence” Act, Oklahomans can expect more conversations around updates to the traditional school calendar.