More Maryland high schools switch to block scheduling

08/25/2005 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Advocates say block schedules, which involve longer classes every other day, allow students to take more courses, standardize schedules and give teachers extra time for instruction. Some students say it was easier, however, to keep their assignments and classes straight under the traditional six- or seven-period schedule. In Maryland, nearly half of the suburbs use block scheduling to increase academic offerings.

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