School Time Lab: Results from engaged schools

Over the past several years, the School Time Lab (STL) team has partnered with high schools across the City to design and implement academic programs that provide equitable access for all students to rigorous courses and experience that graduate students college and career ready. The STL team organizes professional learning sessions with various content experts, coordinates inter-visitations to innovative schools with strong scheduling practices, provides on-site coaching to school teams, and offers targeted supports as needed. In order to learn more about the impact of their work, the STL team conducted interviews with five of the 17 schools that participated in Cohort 1 or Cohort 2 of the initiative. The interviews highlighted important lessons around the design of their academic programs and scheduling practices influenced by the STL work, and surfaced important feedback about design decisions in their professional learning. This document summarizes the finding of the interviews.

For more information about the STL approach, please review theOverview of the School Time Lab Processdocument.