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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

 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

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

I believe that the extra time should be spent effectively, and not just tacked onto the regular school day for the sake of having more time.  Along with more rigorous instruction in the ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

 1. Students should spend a minimum of 45 min./week in a computer lab playing educational games, reviewing assignments, collaborating on projects using e-mail, monitoring ... Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011

 I think that taking a holistic approach to education will renovate and recharge the system. Too much of one thing is not the answer but a variety of choices may invigorate the minds of all ... Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011

I propose that administrators be given training on what a quality digital education system looks like as well as the tools to properly procure, connect, and maintain a lab using qualified ... Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011

As a language teacher, I believe it’s imperative that all students study a world language (or two or three) throughout her/his education. In order to be competitive with the world, we need to ... Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011

I just want to mention that we will not have a huge amount of extra time, nor will there be additional resources.  As much as I enjoy the ideas for a more well-rounded education, the reality is ... Posted on: Monday, October 24, 2011

The extended day should be used to prepare our students to think, communicate, learn and contribute effectively throughout their lives. We are busy teaching the students concepts. We should show them ... Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2011
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