Category Archives: Identifying & Minimizing Time Distractors

To what extent does the school work to minimize the amount of learning time lost during each school day, week, and year?

Checklist for Making Every Minute Count

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Poverty-Related Challenges Sap Instructional Time in High Schools

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Democratic School Turnarounds: Pursuing Equity and Learning from Evidence

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It’s About Time: Learning Time and Educational Opportunity in California’s High Schools

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Race Is Not Neutral: A National Investigation of African American and Latino Disproportionality in School Discipline

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Redefining Dignity in Our Schools: A Shadow Report on School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Implementation in South Los Angeles, 2007-2010

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Time for School? When the Snow Falls, Test Scores Also Drop

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Why does this matter?

Expanding and improving students’ learning time and opportunity means addressing those policies, practices, and structures that can distract teachers and students from teaching and learning. For example, to what extent is learning time lost to discipline policies and practices such … Continue reading

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What are some possible ways to measure this indicator?

School closures are minimized. Disparities by subgroups in retentions, suspensions, and expulsion rates decrease. Transitions within and between classes are minimized. Mis-scheduling of students decreases.

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