Ill. school increases instructional time in math, other subjects

02/8/2013 | Patch.com

Yorkville Middle School near Chicago is increasing time spent in math class from 42 minutes to 60 minutes to give students more time to problem-solve, collaborate and receive feedback. According to school officials, the change will "provide a better bridge from elementary to middle school and ... prepare students for the increased rigor of math courses they will experience at YHS and beyond." Students also will spend more time in science and social studies classes.

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