The Romoland School District in Homeland, Calif., has brought back music, art and physical-education classes to its three elementary schools to give teachers time to collaborate, analyze classroom data and prepare lessons -- called professional learning communities days. Students rotate through the three classes during a two-hour block allotted twice every three weeks. "We worked through it all as an administrative team to get the best of all those worlds," said Assistant Superintendent Jill Hammond.

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