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ERIC Number: EJ832395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1542-4715
Enough Time to Do It All: How a New School Day will Help Spark a Renaissance for School Libraries
Gabrielli, Christopher
Library Media Connection, v27 n4 p42-44 Jan-Feb 2009
The traditional American school schedule of about 180 days and about six-and-a-half hours per day seems fixed in stone. It has not changed since World War II. The author and his colleague Warren Goldstein have written a book, "Time to Learn: How a New School Schedule Is Making Smarter Kids, Happier Parents, and Safer Neighborhoods", in order to show the powerful effects possible when individuals move beyond the traditional to a new school day with time enough to do the job right. There are more than 1,000 public schools across the nation that have made the change, typically adding about two hours per day and totally redesigning the school schedule and content. They are showing impressive gains in core academic skills; returning subjects that have recently been pushed aside, such as science, history, and world languages and cultures, to the schedule; offering engaging enrichment in arts, music, drama, and sports every day; and adding exploratory, project-based learning to the pedagogy. In this article, the author discusses the categories of the pioneering new day schools. He then explains what happens in the new school day, who benefits from it, and its implications to libraries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Florida; Massachusetts