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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.

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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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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Schools are still captives of an outdated calendar.

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Beat the Clock: Getting Scheduling Under Control

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

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Go Year-Round: A Push for True Summer School

Kids aren't helping plow the fields anymore, so why are we throwing away three months?

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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 7 1,214 views
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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.

4 1,012 views
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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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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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Early College Model: Giving Students College Access in High School
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Early College Model: Giving Students College Access in High School

At Trinidad Garza Early College High School, students can earn a free Associate’s degree. Last year, almost 50% of their graduating class did just that.

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Magnets for Innovation: Year-Round Project-Based Learning

Innovative education in a Florida elementary school.

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Hawaii Can Turn the Tide Despite a Shortened School Year

Hawaii's loss of instructional days because of budget cuts may signal an opportunity for its school leaders to focus on quality.

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