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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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Praise for Time to Learn

"How can children learn what they need to succeed in the global information age when schools still operate on schedules designed for the industrial age? Gabrieli and Goldstein examine the use of expanded learning time for students and teachers in Massachusetts and across the nation, and they provide compelling evidence that such a strategy can help all students master the skills they need for the future."
—Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts

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Overview

Praise for Time to Learn

"How can children learn what they need to succeed in the global information age when schools still operate on schedules designed for the industrial age? Gabrieli and Goldstein examine the use of expanded learning time for students and teachers in Massachusetts and across the nation, and they provide compelling evidence that such a strategy can help all students master the skills they need for the future."
—Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts

"Gabrieli and Goldstein show us how more learning time can improve math and science skills, literacy, and overall achievement, while permitting students the opportunity for sports, arts, and fun. This book should be required reading for practitioners and policymakers who want to plan for the education system we will need to succeed in the twenty-first century."
—Kathleen McCartney, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education

"Time to Learn comes at a perfect moment when we need new ideas about how to move ahead. By showing that the new school day already works in hundreds of schools, Gabrieli and Goldstein move beyond theory to practice. Read the book and get to work!"
—Roy Romer, chairman of Strong American Schools Campaign and formersuperintendent of Los Angeles Unified School District and governor of Colorado

"While there are no silver bullets to fix public education, Gabrieli and Goldstein show us that giving our children more quality learning time is one solution that conclusively leads to higher student achievement and will help keep them and our country competitive."
—Eli Broad, entrepreneur and founder of KB Home, SunAmerica, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

"The expansion of learning time and the introduction of a new school day is a vital school improvement policy that must spread far and wide. In Time to Learn, Gabrieli and Goldstein demonstrate the benefits of this strategy and what it can look like in action."
—John Podesta, president and chief executive officer of the Center for American Progress, and former chief-of-staff to President Clinton

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Gabrieli explains how school administrators are reorganizing school schedules in Time to Learn, a book he coauthored." (Education Daily, October 2008)

"Extended feature about the book and arguments for why adding 2 hours to the school day would benefit the nation." (Education.com, 07/02/08)

"Touts the benefits of extending the school day by one to two hours, with strategies for enacting such a change." (Education Week, 05/21/08)

"Gabrieli and Goldstein make a well-considered and compelling argument for changing school schedules." (BookList, 05/01/08)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470258088
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/25/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 826,977
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet 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.

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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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