Instructional Time

Johnny Rivera discusses an algebra problem with classmates at iLEAD Academy in Carrollton, Ky.
Johnny Rivera discusses an algebra problem with classmates at iLEAD Academy in Carrollton, Ky.
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Mathematics What the Research Says Doubling Down on Algebra Can Pay Off in College, But Who Your Peers Are Matters, Too
A new study links taking extra-long algebra classes in early high school to a higher likelihood of earning a college degree years later.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 28, 2021
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Kelly Mack works on her laptop to teach remotely from her early 1940s vintage camper/trailer in her backyard at home in Evanston, Ill., on Sept. 2, 2020. Most students in Illinois have been starting remote learning this fall, according to results from an Illinois State Board of Education survey. Mack teaches math at Nichols Middle School in Evanston.
Kelly Mack, a math teacher at Nichols Middle School in Evanston, Ill., works on her laptop to teach remotely from her camper/trailer.
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Student Achievement New Data on the Ways Full-Time Remote Learners Lost Out
A new report by the RAND Corp. shows that students who were in fully remote schools had less instructional time and worse outcomes.
Madeline Will, May 27, 2021
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Teaching & Learning What the Research Says How Much Real Learning Time Are Students Losing During the Pandemic?
Students have gotten less direct instruction during the pandemic, finds a new study, and home learning activities aren't making up the gap.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 2, 2021
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Adam Pisoni is the Founder & CEO of Abl Schools. Based in San Francisco, he co-founded the communication software company Yammer in 2008, which Microsoft bought for $1.2 billion in 2012.
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Teaching Opinion A Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Takes on the Master Schedule
A school’s master schedule can take months to build and can contribute to education inequities. Adam Pisoni wants to change all of that.
Liana Loewus, January 10, 2018
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Beware the Four-Day School-Week Trap: Before shortening the school week to save money, districts should carefully weigh the costs, researcher Paul Hill cautions.
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School & District Management Opinion Beware the Four-Day School-Week Trap
Before shortening the school week to save money, districts should carefully weigh the costs, researcher Paul Hill cautions.
Paul Hill, July 14, 2017
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Ja’Malachi Server-Walker, 4, (left), Julian Aguilar-Gasga, 4, (right) and their classmates offer books to be read by teacher Ytashia Harris at the Skelly campus of the Community Action Project, a Head Start center in Tulsa, Okla.
Ja’Malachi Server-Walker, 4, (left), Julian Aguilar-Gasga, 4, (right) and their classmates offer books to be read by teacher Ytashia Harris at the Skelly campus of the Community Action Project, a Head Start center in Tulsa, Okla.
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Early Childhood New Head Start Rules Aim to Balance Flexibility, Oversight
Many of the revisions reflect an evolving knowledge of how young children learn, as well as the changing landscape in the field of early education.
Christina A. Samuels, September 13, 2016
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Special Education Longer Day, Year Required for Many Head Start Programs
Final performance standards are aimed at raising professional-development requirements and educational standards for the federal preschool program, while cutting the red tape.
Christina A. Samuels, September 6, 2016
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Michele Haussler, a parent and Art in Action volunteer, teaches 5th graders at Taft Community School in Redwood City, Calif., about the quilts created to pass on signals to fleeing slaves traveling on the Underground Railroad.
Michele Haussler, a parent and Art in Action volunteer, teaches 5th graders at Taft Community School in Redwood City, Calif., about the quilts created to pass on signals to fleeing slaves traveling on the Underground Railroad.
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Families & the Community Volunteer Group Restores Art Lessons in Schools
Art in Action trains parents in 19 states to teach art in schools that have cut the subject from the curriculum.
Kathryn Baron, April 26, 2016
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Students arrive at The School of Creative Studies, a magnet school for grades 6-12 in Durham, N.C., last week. Next year, most of Durham’s high school students will start around 9 a.m., allowing them to get more sleep.
Students arrive at The School of Creative Studies, a magnet school for grades 6-12 in Durham, N.C., last week. Next year, most of Durham’s high school students will start around 9 a.m., allowing them to get more sleep.
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School & District Management Teens Need More Sleep, But Districts Struggle to Shift Start Times
Transportation costs and family schedules are among the factors that make changing school start times tough for educators.
Evie Blad, September 22, 2015
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Families & the Community Proposal to Boost Head Start Hours, Year Draws Concern
Some providers warn they would have to drop children from the federal early-education program because of a lack of facilities or teachers.
Christina A. Samuels, September 15, 2015
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School & District Management Opinion Give Teachers Time to Collaborate
Schools with expanded schedules shouldn't overlook the need for increased teacher-collaboration time, writes NCTL president Jennifer Davis.
Jennifer Davis, September 14, 2015
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Assessment Opinion What Opting In Reveals About Opting Out
Every year millions of students Opt-in to voluntary Advanced Placement tests. What can these students tell us about the reasons other students and families are choosing to Opt-Out?
Cristina Duncan Evans, July 21, 2015
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School & District Management Opinion Lessons From a Longer School Day (and Year)
Schools in Rochester, N.Y., demonstrate winning strategies for extending learning time, write the superintendent and a city leader.
Bolgen Vargas & Sandra A. Parker, July 7, 2015
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Early Childhood Head Start Proposals Draw Cheers, Cautions
Early-education advocates welcome the idea of a longer day and year for Head Start operations, but wonder if there will be federal funding to match.
Christina A. Samuels, June 29, 2015
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