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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
 

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 think teachers would be able to get more accomplished if their class size was smaller.   It is hard to meet each students individual needs when you have 35 Kindergarten students in your ... 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
 

What problems are we addressing by extending the school day? Failure rates? Low attendance? Gangs? We can certainly extended the school day, reduce class size, keep art and music... many of the ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011
 

I do agree that school day should be longer to include music, everyday gym, art classes. The number of students should go down so we can be more of instructors, teaching  more in depth ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 2011
 

If you are going to increase the school day, add a technology requirement for graduation. Students are currently required to have classes in every subject including art and music to graduate. No ... 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
 

 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
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