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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Alternative Scheduling

Not all school schedules are created equal. Explore and share alternatives to traditional schedules such as year-round schools, extended-day programs, block scheduling, and more.

Why "20% Time" is Good for Schools

Tech staff developer and education author A.J. Juliani introduces 20% time, a variation on the traditional class schedule that allows students to follow their passions.

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An After-School Network That Works
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An After-School Network Expands Learning Time

The Providence After School Alliance, or PASA, is a citywide program that has networked community programs to provide after-school and summer learning experiences for kids.

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A New Day for Learning, Part Two

A Deeper Look into Four Full-Time-Learning Programs.

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Alternative Schedules: A New School Day Dawns

Extended class schedules enhance learning and achievement.

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Extending the School Day: After School Works -- as Long as It's Not More of the Same

Poll respondents call for engaging afternoon enrichment.

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A New Learning Day: After School Is No Afterthought

Learning supplants leisure as the primary focus of after-school programs.

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How After-School Programs Expand the Educational Experience
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A New Day for Learning: Expanding the Educational Experience

An overview of how after-school and summer programs engage community partners to extend the learning day and year.

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Back to School: A Time to Rethink Time

Schools are still captives of an outdated calendar.

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A High School Offers Alternative Scheduling for Late-Night Learning
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Late-Night Learning: Alternative Scheduling for the School Day

This unique Las Vegas high school caters to students with full-time day jobs and other responsibilities.

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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills (Is School Enough? Series)
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Constructing Sustainable Houses Develops Collaborative Skills

Teens in Philadelphia learn how to solve math and engineering problems while working together to build high-efficiency homes designed for disaster relief, as part of an alternative senior year program called the Workshop School.

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How After-School Programs Expand the Educational Experience
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A New Day for Learning: Expanding the Educational Experience

An overview of how after-school and summer programs engage community partners to extend the learning day and year.

5 24 1,954 views
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Beat the Clock: Getting Scheduling Under Control

An effort to plan the school day should start with a few guiding principles.

6 6 1,846 views
An After-School Network That Works
video

An After-School Network Expands Learning Time

The Providence After School Alliance, or PASA, is a citywide program that has networked community programs to provide after-school and summer learning experiences for kids.

1 2 1,520 views
article

A New Learning Day: After School Is No Afterthought

Learning supplants leisure as the primary focus of after-school programs.

10 1,411 views
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Summer: The Third Trimester

Edutopia's senior fellow and executive director emeritus Milton Chen shares some success stories of summer programs.

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