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Time to Learn: How a New School Schedule Is Making Smarter Kids, Happier Parents, and Safer Neighborhoods

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Across the country, an educational revolution is taking root. Kids are learning more. Teachers are free to teach beyond the test. And parents aren't worried about what their kids are up to after school. What accounts for this change? The simple answer is, "More time to learn."The current school day--6 hours and 180 days per year--is obsolete. It fails to provide students w ...more
Hardcover, 279 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Jossey-Bass
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Donna
Authors Christopher Gabrieli and Warren Goldstein site statistical data from the RAND corporation and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (the nation's report card), among others, to advance the idea that American schools are losing ground in the international competition of literacy, numeracy, and tecnological aptitude. They also describe a school system striving to serve the needs of its students, but failing to do so given the performance pressures of high stakes testing and the r ...more
Marissa Morrison
This is a pretty dry read, but the info is useful. The authors advocate for longer school days to bring such benefits as increased arts and language instruction, longer class periods for in-depth study, and tutoring to improve students' proficiency.

For society in general, it would be awesome if kids had more time for learning skills and were kept off the streets/out of trouble for more hours of the day. Personally, though, I'd like less institutionalized school time for my children, allowing mo
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