NCLB directs teachings time.
The No Child Left Behind law is changing how elementary school teachers spend their time. According to a survey by The Center on Education Policy, school districts have increased time spent on English and math and decreased time in all other subjects, including social studies, since the law was enacted in 2002.
Changes in Instructional Time (From 2001-200?) Percentage of Percentage of All Districts All Districts That Increased That Decreased Subject or Period Time Time English language arts 58% Mathematics 45% Social studies 36% Science 28% Art and Music 16% Recess 20% Physical education 9% Lunch 5% Average Average Increase Decrease (Minutes per (Minutes per Subject or Period Week) Week) English language arts 141 Mathematics 89 Social studies 76 Science 75 Art and Music 57 Recess 50 Physical education 40 Lunch * * Sample size was too small to report minutes per week. Source: Center on Education Policy, District Survey, February 2007.
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|Title Annotation:||TRENDS AND TRANSITIONS; No Child Left Behind|
|Article Type:||Brief article|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2008|
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