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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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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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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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Magnets for Innovation: Year-Round Project-Based Learning

Innovative education in a Florida elementary school.

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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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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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Magnets for Innovation: Year-Round Project-Based Learning

Innovative education in a Florida elementary school.

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Back to School: A Time to Rethink Time

Schools are still captives of an outdated calendar.

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