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Student Well-Being Collection

Tick Tock Teach: Why Schools Can't Beat the Clock

Of all the resources needed to ensure good schools, time may be the most underappreciated.

Research shows that changes to school schedules, start times, and other time constraints have a positive impact on learning.

Yet, few schools are making those changes.

How can schools make the most of the time they have with students? And what barriers are in their way? This collection of articles, research, and perspectives explores those questions.

Fifth graders, from left, Lenorah Hunt, Brooke Clark, and William Shortt, play during recess at Centerville Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Va.
Fifth graders, from left, Lenorah Hunt, Brooke Clark, and William Shortt, play during recess at Centerville Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Va.
Julia Rendleman for Education Week
First-graders Kavin Prabu, left, and Vasu Selvakumar, select activities from the “recess kit” during a break at Centerville Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Va.
First-graders Kavin Prabu, left, and Vasu Selvakumar, select activities from the “recess kit” during a break at Centerville Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Va.
Julia Rendleman for Education Week
Student Well-Being Doubling Recess Time to Put Play Back in the School Day
Alyson Klein, February 25, 2020
3 min read
Students study math in the classroom at Josephine Wascher Elementary in Lafayette, Ore. The McMinnville (Oregon) School District has one of the best success rates in the state for helping students meet math standards.
Students study math in the classroom at Josephine Wascher Elementary in Lafayette, Ore. The McMinnville (Oregon) School District has one of the best success rates in the state for helping students meet math standards.
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Student Achievement Smart Scheduling Puts Students' Needs First
Alyson Klein, February 25, 2020
3 min read
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Julia Rendleman for Education Week
School & District Management Starting High School Later Shows 'Big Impact'
Alyson Klein, February 25, 2020
3 min read
School & District Management 6 Big Barriers to Restructuring School Schedules
Mark Lieberman, February 25, 2020
6 min read
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Isabel Espanol for Education Week
School & District Management Time and Schools: What the Research Says
Sarah D. Sparks, February 25, 2020
4 min read
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Isabel Espanol for Education Week
Student Well-Being Opinion Students Struggle With Time Management. Schools Can Help
Brad Aeon, February 25, 2020
5 min read
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Isabel Espanol for Education Week

From the Archives

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Best-selling author Daniel Pink breaks down how schools can improve the use of time during a keynote address at Education Week’s 2019 Leaders to Learn From event.
Best-selling author Daniel Pink breaks down how schools can improve the use of time during a keynote address at <i>Education Week</i>’s 2019 Leaders to Learn From event.
T.J. Kirkpatrick for Education Week
Teaching How Schools Can Spend Time More Wisely: 4 Big Tips From Daniel Pink
Alyson Klein, May 13, 2019
6 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion We Already Know School Starts Too Early. It's Time to Do Something About It
David Polochanin, October 2, 2018
4 min read
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
Paul Hill, July 14, 2017
3 min read
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School & District Management Are Four-Day School Weeks the Way of the Future?
Marva Hinton, March 9, 2017
3 min read
Image of a calendar, clock, and a red explanation point.
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School & District Management It's Time to Rethink School Schedules, Report Says
Brenda Iasevoli, February 27, 2017
2 min read
School & District Management Explainer Year-Round Schooling Explained
Jaclyn Zubrzycki, December 18, 2015
7 min read
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.
Justin Cook for Education Week
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School & District Management Opinion Give Teachers Time to Collaborate
Jennifer Davis, September 14, 2015
6 min read
International U.S. Students Get Top Scores for Sleepiness
Holly Kurtz, June 10, 2014
4 min read
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School Climate & Safety Opinion Give Students Time to Play
Deborah J. Rhea, February 25, 2014
3 min read
School & District Management Opinion Scheduling Choice
Patrick F. Gould, May 7, 2003
7 min read