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Time to Learn: How a New School Schedule Is Making Smarter Kids, Happier Parents, and Safer Neighborhoods

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This book offers a comprehensive guide to this “New School Day” – a powerful, practical, tested, thoroughly achievable transformation of American public education that can dramatically improve student academic success while narrowing the racial “achievement gap. The core premise is a simple one:  we need to provide children with enough time to gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed and thrive in the 21stcentury.  The current school day — 6 ½ hours and 180 days per year – is no longer enough to provide students with the full range of educational and social experiences they need.  The old school day is also out of step with the reality of working families without a stay-at-home parent to manage their children’s after-school time.  With the addition of at least two more hours per day, the new school day reworks the schedule so that children can achieve mastery of core academic subjects, receive individualized instruction and tutoring, and have exposure to a broad array of topics such as the arts, music, drama and sports.  From leafy suburbs to inner cities, A New Day for Schoolstakes us inside the innovative schools that are reaping the benefits of an extended school – giving students more time for in-depth and creative learning experiences.  The book shows us what works (and what doesn’t), and what it will take to transform the old school day into the new. 

Table of Contents

Part I:  A New Day for Schools

  • Readingand Writing in the New School Day
  • Math in the New School Day
  • Science and Technology in the New School Day
  • History, Foreign Languages, and Social Studies
  • Art, Music, Drama, and Other Enrichment Activities
  • Character and Behavior
  • Recess, Physical Education, and Sports
  • Homework

Part II:  Creating the New School Day in Your Community

  • Making the Most of Time
  • How Can You Create a New School Day?
  • Issues for Teachers
  • Issues for Parents
  • Issues for Communities
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Conclusion:   Dawn of a New Age for Schooling

Synopsis:

Across the country, an educational revolution is taking root. Kids are learning more. Teachers are free to teach beyond the test. And parents aren’t worried about what their kids are up to after school. What accounts for this change? The simple answer is, “More time to learn.”

The current school day—6 hours and 180 days per year—is obsolete. It fails to provide students with the academic foundations and well-rounded education they need to succeed and thrive in the twenty-first century. The old school day is also out of step with the reality of working families without a stay-at-home parent to manage their children’s after-school time. Using an additional one to two hours, the new school day reworks the schedule so that children can master core academic subjects, receive individualized instruction and tutoring, and be exposed to a broad array of topics such as the arts, music, drama, and sports.

Synopsis:

Time to Learn

"Last year we would hurry to get something done, and this year we can take our time anddo it right. We have a lot more time for reading, math, and science, and you get more time at recess and gym."

—Andrew Gibson, 6th grader

Across the country, an educational revolution is taking root. Kids are learning more. Teachers are free to teach beyond the test. And parents aren't worried about what their kids are up to after school. What accounts for this change? The simple answer is, "More time to learn."

The current school day—6 hours and 180 days per year—is obsolete. It fails to provide students with the academic foundations and well-rounded education they need to succeed and thrive in the twenty-first century.?The old school day is also out of step with the reality of working families without a stay-at-home parent to manage their children's after-school time.?Using an additional one to two hours, the new school day reworks the schedule so that children can master core academic subjects, receive individualized instruction and tutoring, and be exposed to a broad array of topics such as the arts, music, drama, and sports.

Time to Learn offers a compelling look at the expanded schedule of the new school day. This proven, practical, achievable reform is already transforming American public schools for the better. More than a thousand public schools are reaping its benefits—reinvigorating their classrooms and dramatically improving students' academic success while narrowing the achievement gap.

We all want what's best for our kids—and we want their time in school to be enriching, engaging, and productive. Time to Learn offers a blueprint for what works and what it will take to transform the old school day into the new.

About the Author

Christopher Gabrieli, an entrepreneur in the business, nonprofit, and public policy arenas, is cofounder and cochairman of the National Center on Time & Learning, and he is leading the first statewide effort in America to expand learning time for all students at participating schools.

Warren Goldstein teaches U.S. history and chairs the Department of History at the University of Hartford. An award-winning historian and essayist, he is author of William Sloane Coffin, Jr: A Holy Impatience, Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball, and (with Elliott Gorn) A Brief History of American Sports.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Schooling Outside the Box

Part I: A New Day for Schools

* Reading and Writing in the New School Day

* Math in the New School Day

* Science and Technology in the New School Day

* History, Foreign Languages, and Social Studies

* Art, Music, Drama, and Other Enrichment Activities

* Character and Behavior

* Recess, Physical Education, and Sports

* Homework

Part II: Creating the New School Day in Your Community

* Making the Most of Time

* How Can You Create a New School Day?

* Issues for Teachers

* Issues for Parents

* Issues for Communities

* Frequently Asked Questions

Conclusion: Dawn of a New Age for Schooling

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April 2008
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304
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"Synopsis" by , Across the country, an educational revolution is taking root. Kids are learning more. Teachers are free to teach beyond the test. And parents aren’t worried about what their kids are up to after school. What accounts for this change? The simple answer is, “More time to learn.”

The current school day—6 hours and 180 days per year—is obsolete. It fails to provide students with the academic foundations and well-rounded education they need to succeed and thrive in the twenty-first century. The old school day is also out of step with the reality of working families without a stay-at-home parent to manage their children’s after-school time. Using an additional one to two hours, the new school day reworks the schedule so that children can master core academic subjects, receive individualized instruction and tutoring, and be exposed to a broad array of topics such as the arts, music, drama, and sports.

"Synopsis" by , Time to Learn

"Last year we would hurry to get something done, and this year we can take our time anddo it right. We have a lot more time for reading, math, and science, and you get more time at recess and gym."

—Andrew Gibson, 6th grader

Across the country, an educational revolution is taking root. Kids are learning more. Teachers are free to teach beyond the test. And parents aren't worried about what their kids are up to after school. What accounts for this change? The simple answer is, "More time to learn."

The current school day—6 hours and 180 days per year—is obsolete. It fails to provide students with the academic foundations and well-rounded education they need to succeed and thrive in the twenty-first century.?The old school day is also out of step with the reality of working families without a stay-at-home parent to manage their children's after-school time.?Using an additional one to two hours, the new school day reworks the schedule so that children can master core academic subjects, receive individualized instruction and tutoring, and be exposed to a broad array of topics such as the arts, music, drama, and sports.

Time to Learn offers a compelling look at the expanded schedule of the new school day. This proven, practical, achievable reform is already transforming American public schools for the better. More than a thousand public schools are reaping its benefits—reinvigorating their classrooms and dramatically improving students' academic success while narrowing the achievement gap.

We all want what's best for our kids—and we want their time in school to be enriching, engaging, and productive. Time to Learn offers a blueprint for what works and what it will take to transform the old school day into the new.

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