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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Real action on the use of school time

I recently blogged about "Prisoners of Time," a report released on 1994 by the National Education Commission on Time and Learning and was rereleased a few months ago (with no action taken by schools in between. (See that blog entry here.)

It looks like there actually has been some progress made in this area, at least in Massachusetts. According to
this article, the MA legislature, acting in support of Governor Romney's call for a longer school day, has set aside $500,000 to fund the efforts of 16 school districts to extend their schedules. Specific plans are due from the districts in January. It really is common sense: if you want kinds to learn more, you should require more classroom time to do so. I look forward to seeing what comes out of this.

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