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As a Polish American teacher, I wish to communicate my extreme anger at your organization. You were cited by the CPS as the source of the brilliant idea of surrendering the Pulaski day and Columbus ... Posted on: Sunday, March 18, 2012

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

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

Students need more access to technology in the schools.  My school has very old computers and does not have access to smart boards.  Our children need to be prepared for college by learning ... 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

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

Our students are falling behind other students and will continue to fall behind because we do not provide them the opportunities to learn the technological skills they need to compete.  Research ... Posted on: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

As a newbie to CPS, I feel that a longer school day, if well thought out and planned, could be beneficial to our students.  I'm teaching at the elementary level after years of teaching high ... Posted on: Friday, October 14, 2011
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