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A Think Twice Review of:

Organizing Schools to Improve Student Achievement: Start Times, Grade Configurations, and Teacher Assignments

Think Twice - Nov 29, 2011

Publisher/Think Tank - Brookings Institution (Hamilton Project)

Author(s) -

This report examines three school organizational reforms – moving from middle schools to K-8 schools, delaying the start time of high school classes and increasing teacher specialization by grade and subject.

Reviewer(s) - Patrick J. McEwan, Wellesley College

McEwan praises the report for using sound research to judge the value of each of the three organizational reforms and indicates that they deserve careful consideration alongside more hotly debated reforms such as charters and cyber schools.