I'm always wanting to know what goes on in other schools...The hot topic in our district is planning time. It seems the high school and middle school have gone to block schedule, and each teacher only teaches 3 blocks/day and 1 block is their prep time. The elementary teachers, of course, don't have nearly that much prep time and we had some cuts this year and we have even less. We've heard of some schools having a half day per week for planning time built right into the schedule. Any other ideas? How are other districts handling this (I assume) universal problem. Thanks!