Education is a hot button issue in many states. The rules of how school is run and how many hours are required to graduate is based on a state curriculum. In the U.S. there has been a large consensus that children grades K-12 need a certain number of days in school. The team at PlaygroundEquipment.com put together this graphic with information from the National Center for Education Statistics. Out of fifty states, forty-one have a number of school days required in the range of 160-180 days. In fact, only the states of Wisconsin, Vermont, Tennessee, South Carolina, New Mexico, Nebraska, and Delaware have no yearly requirement. These yearly requirements make sure that teachers get the time they need to prepare students and help them succeed in their coursework. However, there are challenges to this requirement, especially in states that battle extreme weather during parts of the year. It can make it difficult to get all of the required days in during a pre-planned year, and many school districts are seen running into summer in order to get all of their days in and make sure students are where they need to be to move on to the next level. How many days are required in your state?
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