Document Number: 11235Time for Teachers: Leveraging Expanded Time to Strengthen Instruction and Empower Teachers - Expanding time for collaboration, peer coaching, learning new content and student data review can boost teacher effectiveness and student achievement. A report looked at 17 high-poverty schools that averaged 300 more school-year hours than the national average of 1,170. Teachers at these schools taught 60 percent of the time as opposed to the 80 percent averaged by U.S. teachers. The international average for countries reporting to the OECD is 67 percent. (Claire Kaplan et al., National Center on Time and Learning, May 2014)...
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