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Document Number: 7511

Choices, Changes and Challenges: Curriculum and Instruction in the NCLB Era - NCLB’s emphasis on reading and math has raised concerns that schools will respond by narrowing the curriculum. This report examines the amount of time spent on core academic subjects and how that allocation of time has changed since NCLB was enacted. The report finds that approximately 62% of districts increased the amount of time spent in elementary schools on reading and or math, while 44% of districts cut time on science, social studies, art and music and physical education. (Jennifer McMurrer, Center on Education Policy, July 2007)...

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