L.A. schools turn to block scheduling

02/25/2004 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

In the Los Angeles Unified School District, more high school students are attending three to four 90-minute or longer classes per day rather than sitting through seven or eight 50-minute periods. Although proponents say the longer classes allow students to delve more deeply into the material, some teachers contend teens with short attention spans find the longer classes a strain.

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