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Time To Learn

Abstract

"Calls for more school instructional time are coming from multiple quarters. Academic standards and frequent assessments have changed the nature -- but not the length -- of the instructional day. Schools find themselves "robbing Peter to pay Paul," taking time from the arts, recess, and physical education to give to reading and math, subjects that carry heavy weight in state accountability systems. But does simply increasing the amount of time spent on specific subjects result in more learning?"