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Cooper, Harris – 2003
The current 9-month school calendar emerged when 85 percent of Americans were involved in agriculture. Today, only about 3 percent of Americans' livelihoods are tied to the agricultural cycle, and air-conditioning makes it possible for schools to provide comfortable learning environments year-round. Noting the National Education Commission on Time…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Elementary School Students, Performance Factors
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC. – 1998
This digest provides a description of block scheduling and discusses specific advantages, concerns, and considerations of block scheduling and foreign language instruction and learning. Block scheduling is a reorganization of school time that comes in many complex variations, including 4x4 (four blocks of 90 minutes each) and A/B (eight blocks…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Articulation (Education), Block Scheduling, Educational Strategies