I've been working with another group of schools on shifting their school schedules to open up PD, learning and innovation.
So many schools have been gridlocked, waiting to make large sweeping changes that, frankly, they never have time to develop… so things stay much the same. One school I worked with recently has discussed changes for 5 years… committees, sub committees, task forces… and not one single change. That's a recipe for apathy and frustration. It's great to see how small changes can really get things moving in some of these schools.
The book on all this is making progress. Tick tock, right? ; )