District considers bringing back block schedule after parents voice concerns over heavy course load of "Straight 8" schedule:

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/mansfield-news-mirror/mnm-news/article17585564.html

High school sees positive results from "hybrid" block schedule:

http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20150406/NEWS/150407768/1994/NEWS

County puts all middle schools on a block schedule to give students equal access to classes:

http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/local/stafford/stafford-proposal-equalizes-schools/article_66b1dcb2-a843-5bc2-86f7-d23b7aa7c003.html

High school officials acquire grant to create a more flexible learning environment for students:

http://www.valleybreeze.com/2015-04-01/cumberland-lincoln-area/personalized-learning-plan-shaping-chs#.VVUZp9pVikp

High school principal answers questions about the possibility of changing the schedule in order to better prepare students:
http://www.leaderjournal.com/article/20150121/NEWS/150129671/-1/sports

Editorial supporting a delay in approving a proposal for problematic middle school scheduling change:

http://www.gazettenet.com/home/15199054-95/david-e-schneider-amherst-schools-proposed-schedule-changes-needs-closer-look

Students adjust to new 7 period schedule after returning from winter break:
http://www.lebanondemocrat.com/article/schools/551826

A school district proposal to save money by switching to an 8 period day raises concerns for some parents and students:
http://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/illinois/school-district-considers-change-to--period-schedule/article_aa86f988-9c06-11e4-862c-8788806b0f16.html

Middle school parents and students voice concern over proposed scheduling change that would reduce the number of class periods:
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/parents_students_ask_amherst_s.html

High schools adopt 5x5 schedule in order to provide more learning opportunities for students:

http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/2015/01/13/school-board-talks-schedule-digital-changes/21725501/

School district invests in expansion of the school day and year in order to decrease the financial impact of 'learning loss':

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/guest-column/2015/01/02/time-school-better-learning/21203447/

Editorial presenting an opposing viewpoint to the potential benefits of schedule change in Rochester School District:

http://m.postbulletin.com/opinion/letters/reasoning-for-changing-school-schedules-falls-short/article_b7691b91-0c1a-568a-aeef-1c5b5b7d5bf7.html?mode=jqm

School district considers incorporating schedule change and the impact it will have on families:

http://m.postbulletin.com/news/local/riverside-gage-may-switch-to---schedule/article_813d1c38-f00d-5679-bb86-339f39143ee9.html?mode=jqm

The consequences of implementing simplistic solutions to complex scheduling issues without taking all factors into consideration:

​​http://mobile.concordmonitor.com/home/14772300-108/with-new-schedules-one-concord-elementary-school-cut-too-much-into-lunch

While every school district has its own unique set of needs, scheduling issues are a universal concern.

Illustrated below are some examples of topics that are currently being discussed in schools across the country.

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