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 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
 

In the school that I work I believe we need to focus on core classes and really begin to guide students as opposed to just failing those who can not stay on pace with the rest of the students. When a ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 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
 

After reading through much of what has been posted and seeing the moderator almost always post the same comment I feel that people are speaking/writing in circles around each other. Whether a ... Posted on: Wednesday, October 26, 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 current trend in schools today is spend more time teaching the core subject areas, such as Reading and Mathematics, and cut subjects such as Physical Education, Art, and Music, but is this the ... Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2011
 

In 2005 the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative (ELT) was established which, through the support of state resources, allowed a select number of schools (currently 26 schools are ... Posted on: Saturday, October 22, 2011
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