High-school math teacher Shelley Klein writes in this commentary about the benefits of block scheduling for a range of learners, including those students who need remedial classes or English-language supports. Block scheduling allows students to complete a remedial or support class in one semester, preparing them to enroll in the next level class the next semester, she writes. For example, she explains, a student might enroll in pre-algebra the first semester and then algebra I the next and finish the year on track with his peers.

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