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Britt, M. & Raine, E. (N.D.) Clarence Edwards Middle School: Success Through Transformation. Massachusetts 2020 & the National Center on Time and Learning.

This case study sheds light on how one struggling school that was labeled a failing school became on of the best performing schools in Massachusetts.  Teachers, union leaders, community members, administrators, and parents worked together to change the length of the school day to meet student needs.

 

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National Center for Time and Learning (2011). Transforming Schools through Expanded Learning Time: Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School. National Center for Time and Learning.

For years, Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School was plagued by low student achievement and high staff turnover. Then, in 2010, with an expanded school schedule made possible with federal funding, Orchard Gardens began a remarkable turnaround. Today, the school is demonstrating how increased learning time, combined with other key turnaround strategies, can dramatically improve the performance of even the nation’s most troubled schools. This case study, the first in a new series, takes you inside the transformation of Orchard Gardens.

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National Center for Time and Learning (2011). Time Well Spent: Eight Powerful Practices of Successful, Time-Expanding Schools. National Center for Time and Learning.

This report reshapes the field for expanded-time schools by outlining specific practices that can lead to dramatic increases in student achievement and preparation for success in college and the workforce. This resource offers an in-depth examination of thirty expanded-time schools serving high-poverty populations with impressive track records of student success, and demonstrates how these schools leverage their additional time in order to implement other critical reforms.

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Banicky, L. A. and Janicki, H. L. (2006). Maximizing Instructional Time: Identifying Impediments and Strategies. Virginia Beach City Public Schools.

This document details the survey results and detailed recommendations of the Virginia Beach Public Schools on maximizing instructional time in their district.  It is a very useful case study for how to tangibly address time concerns.

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Schools Focus Initiative (2003). Lighten Your Load: Strategies to Reduce Paperwork for School-Based SLPs. American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

This paper provides suggestions for reducing the burden of managing individualized education plan (IEP) workloads. Pages 15-16 provide useful time-saving tactics.