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By Robert Brower, Colleen Moran, Todd Whitaker

This publication explains examine that helps a trimester agenda after which is helping readers comprehend the swap efforts and demanding situations linked to the redecorate of the college day.

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This schedule provides allotted times for advisory programs, electives, assemblies, and other curricular offerings beyond core academic requirements. While all of these alternatives pose the opportunity for greater flexibility, it is important that teachers and administrators not become so enamored with any particular alternative that it becomes just as restrictive as the traditional six- to eight-period day (Hackmann and Valentine, 1998). 20 CHAPTER 1 Because we examined all known models, the following points emerged as structural considerations for sweeping changes needed in middle schools.

A shift in how to configure schools’ operation must occur in order to meet the challenges of a society with increasing educational expectations. It has become blatantly obvious that a total redesign of the basic structure of the middle school day is imperative for providing the best possible learning environment for students at this level. Some middle level leaders have begun to realize this sense of urgency. There has been a trend, albeit slight, toward increased scheduling flexibility in recent years.

4. Increased graduation rates (Carroll, 1994a, p. 110). 5. Better school climate (Canady and Rettig, 1995a, p. 2; Jenkins, 1996, p. 96; Hampton, 1997, p. 5). 6. Fewer discipline problems (Canady and Rettig, 1995b; Hampton, 1997, p. 5). 7. Better for at-risk students (Hampton, 1997, p. 5). 8. Better for special education students (Hampton, 1997, p. 5). 30 CHAPTER 2 9. Improved student attendance rates (Hampton, 1997, p. 5; Lybbert, 1996, p. 20). 10. Less stress for students (Adams and Staunton, 1997, p.

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