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Lesson Plans

Re: Jai in Berkley

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Mike Delaney (edelaney)
Thu, 15 Jan 1998 19:56:18 -0500

Our hig school has an alternative to the regular school day. Dtudents who
do not excell or even having a problem attending school because they don't
function well in the morning have another option. They can enroll in an
alternative school. This school though only has the subjecta of math,
engklish, science and social studies. They are looking to expand to art in
the future. The students can go as many hours as they want a day. The
school is in operation from 11:00 A.M until 8:00 in the evening. The
students work independently at their own pace. fom Indiana

> From: Lon Nuell <lrnuell>
> To:
> Subject: Jai in Berkley
> Date: Wednesday, January 14, 1998 10:14 AM
> As Chair of our local school board, I have discussed with the Director of

> Schools the concept of lengthening the school day. It is true (as has
> been shown by the many families which place children in our ESP or I-Optt

> afterschool programs) that a longer school day is not a problem. If we
> do lengthen the school day, it will not be the arts educators, alone, who

> will experience a change in their school day......classroom teachers,
> too, will find that from time-to-time they will be able to start later in

> the morning and stay over in the afternoon. I said last night at a board
> meeting that too much of what is done in education happens because of
> tradition (the school day and school year as applied throughout the
> country are prime examples) and that it is time to make necessary changes

> which reflect the nature of 21st century society.
> Lon R. Nuell, Professor of Art Education/ Commissioner, Tennessee
> Commission on Holocaust Education/ Chairman,City School Board,
> Murfreesboro, Tennessee
> Box 25, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132
> Phone: 615 898 2505 Fax: 615 898 2254