Glasgow Middle School switches from block scheduling to 8-period day

Glasgow Middle School is switching form block scheduling to an 8-period day next year.  Eleven other middle schools in Fairfax County also operate under a daily schedule. Principal Deirdre M. Lavery said that “assessment data collected over the past three years showed that students scheduled for a core class during 3rd period (45 minutes) outperformed their peers enrolled in the same courses taught during a 90 minute period.”

Next year all classes will meet every day for 42 minutes.  There will also be two 25-30 minute daily blocks that are allotted for “enrichment, intervention and relationship development.”

Source:   http://bit.ly/mRjulO

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