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Block Scheduling in the High School Setting A Synthesis of Evidence-Based Research

  title={Block Scheduling in the High School Setting A Synthesis of Evidence-Based Research},
  author={Chance W. Lewis and Marc Winokur and R. Brian Cobb},
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