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ERIC Number: EJ1121522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
More Time for Learning
Magaña, Alex; Saab, Michelle; Svoboda, Valerie
Phi Delta Kappan, v98 n4 p26-30 Dec 2016-Jan 2017
In 2012, things were not looking good for Grant Beacon Middle School in Denver, Colorado. Enrollment numbers were declining, students were not reaching required academic levels, and the Denver Public Schools district designated the school as on watch. By implementing a plan that emphasized expanded learning opportunities--adding five hours to the school week during which students engage in enrichment activities--the school turned around. Attendance and test scores are up, suspensions are down. Key elements of success were starting with a vision, choosing the right partners, including student voice, hiring a full-time coordinator, and offering high-quality programming.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)
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