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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

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 don't think we need to be adding 90 minutes to the school day. As many have said (including students), that amount of time would push after school clubs and sports way into the late evening. ... Posted on: Monday, October 31, 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

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 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

The challenges surrounding making the school day a worthwhile educational experience for both the teacher and student needs careful consideration.   It doesn't help that the CPS ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

The school day in the 21st Century should give more time to planning, instruction, recess, and lunch. Most school days feel like  a fast ride at Great America that leaves you dizzy as you try to ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011

I believe that each student should expereince a Ancillary class each day, which would then allow for each  classroom teacher would recieve a prep five days a week.  This is the first ... Posted on: Thursday, October 27, 2011

The amount of time students spend in school is less important than the quality of that time.  Somehow it has become expected that children are to perform in ways that do not take in to ... Posted on: Wednesday, October 26, 2011
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