5 strategies to help close the college readiness gap by  re-engaging 12th grade students  

In one district we studied,12th grade students spend an average of 32% of their day in free or unassigned time. This is a lost opportunity to engage students - many of whom have fulfilled basic graduation requirements but aren't truly ready for college and beyond. Based on data from an analysis of five urban districts and our broad experience, this  Data Decisions Brief  presents strategies to help close the college readiness gap and provides a worksheet to analyze unscheduled time in your district. 


6 strategies for providing extra learning time 

Well-used additional learning time can go a long way in helping lower-performing students catch up to their peers, but many schools struggle to find additional learning time in the school day. In this Data Decisions Briefwe show you how to figure out how much time students spend in core subjects, ask the right questions as you consider adding learning time, and find and use additional time. 

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Build your master schedule with School Designer

With the new school year upon us, principals are working hard to ensure their schedules give students and teachers the time they need.  Our online tool  School Designer  provides a wealth of resources and planning tools to help them make key schedule, staffing, and budget decisions in strategic ways. We recorded our July webinar so that all district leaders can learn how School Designer is useful for principals districtwide.

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The call for increasing the rigor of instruction for all students, especially lower-income students and students of color, requires restructuring school systems. School System 20/20 is our vision for transforming school systems so every school succeeds for every student because of the system - not in spite of it.



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