School improvement efforts, effective or not?

Discuss one effort to improve schools (A new program, co-teachers, departmentalization, etc.). Discuss to what extent it was effective. How did it change the curriculum? (150 to 200 words)

We have recently started experimenting with a limited version of the block schedule at our school. Prior to this current year we had always had an 8 period traditional day. Several factors influenced our decision. Students seemed to have a lot of homework each night, teachers were teaching 5-6 classes with as many as 4 preps, and much time was used in passing time between periods.

Solution Summary

This discussion regards school improvement efforts and whether they are successful or not. Over 250 words of original text.