San Diego USD sets guidelines for master scheduling, including:
Prioritizing English learners and students with IEPs to ensure on-time graduation
Assigning teacher prep time to enable collaboration within departments or grade-level teams
Ensuring the neediest students are taught by the most effective teachers
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Expanding access to AP and IB courses
Considering alternative bell schedules that let students complete more courses over the year, including credit recovery and intervention opportunities
Abby Spegman is a freelance writer based in Washington.