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Diverse needs, streamlined scheduling—find out how with this all-in-one resource!

For even the most experienced administrator, schedule design has never been tougher. How can you meet the academic needs of all learners, while making the most of limited time and resources? Help has arrived with this latest book from school-scheduling gurus Elliot Merenbloom and Barbara Kalina.

An essential resource for any administrator working with diverse populations, Creative Scheduling for Diverse Populations in Middle and High School zeroes in on effective planning for a wide range of programs, including RTI, credit recovery, special education, second language learning, career-technical education, work-study, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate. You'll find: Guidance on developing schedules that advance your school's educational goals; Scheduling techniques for each type of program serving diverse learners, supported by research-based evidence; Flexible frameworks that create time for small learning communities and teacher collaboration; Best practices for fixed and variable scheduling in the context of learning needs; Insights on teamwork throughout the scheduling process; User-friendly schedule templates within each chapter, along with a reader's guide for professional development

Use this complete resource to overcome your scheduling challenges and advance learning throughout your school.

“The authors do an excellent job of organizing the information in the context of current, relevant research-based best practices for all students as well as special populations, plus supports and services that are on target for the challenges school schedulers face under current education accountability policies. The inclusion of detailed examples and scenarios is icing on the cake!”

—Michelle Kocar, Administrator

North Olmsted City Schools, Olmsted, OH

Introduction
Introduction

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness …

Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Recently, at lunch a woman posed the question of history's view of the many crises in today's world. Several people quickly responded, each from a different vantage point and interest. Eventually, the discussion addressed the apparent escalating problems plaguing the educational world. Again, each person defined the situations from particular vantage points and experiences. To each, the issue seemed to suggest the “worst of times.”

While too often it seems like the worst of times, many educational visionaries provide suggestions that, for some students and schools, these may be the best of times. The challenge ...

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