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I agree with many posts that extending the school day and the number of minutes is not necessarily the answer.  The reality is that improving the QUALITY of the school day should be at the ... Posted on: Friday, November 04, 2011
 

I am new here as I have been off email for quite a while so if I am redundant, or step on toes previously discussed, I apologize. First of all I want to say that I agree with much of what ... Posted on: Friday, November 04, 2011
 

CPS students NEED licensed school counselors to be allowed to teach classroom guidance, small groups, and individual future planning.  Classroom guidance on topics such as bullying, drugs, ... Posted on: Wednesday, November 02, 2011
 

 As a former elementary visual arts educator, I have to say, why continue to depreciate the arts to a second class status subject. Fine arts educators and others should be meeting with core ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
 

The global age has ushered in a period of potential democracy, but we are still seeing the same, top-driven decision making processes. In the case of schools, those making the decisions have ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
 

I have often said that I wish I could have an extra period to teach a concept or subject.  I support it.  I also want it to be understood that there are MANY things that teachers do ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
 

I have no issue with extended the school day.  In fact, I think there are lots of opportunities by lengthening the day.  My issue lies with how teachers have been painted throughout this ... Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2011
 

A longer school day is a much needed in Chicago.  As a special education teacher I find it difficult to accomplish the goals I set every day to meet the needs of my students.  When a longer ... Posted on: Sunday, October 30, 2011
 

Currently, the school district is so focused on "data" in the form of test scores and numbers, it is destroying our ability to create a consistent and high level of instruction.  ... Posted on: Saturday, October 29, 2011
 

I agree that the students need more time in school.  I would like to see a day that goes from 8:30-3:30 and includes a 45 minute lunch in the middle of the day as well as one 20 min. break and ... Posted on: Saturday, October 29, 2011
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