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BLOCK SCHEDULING: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED

ONE OUTCOME OF THE ONGOING DEBATE ABOUT PUBLIC schools during the late 1980s and early 1990s was that educators in elementary, middle, and high schools began to investigate ways to use time more productively. This chapter reviews the issues that made alternative scheduling models an attractive option, examines the manner in which block scheduling has been implemented in schools, and describes the results of research related to current scheduling models.