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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 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

 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

The October 23 email from the VIVA group contained several video discussions of effective teaching. One showed how one school ensured all students learned. Here it ... Posted on: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In order for high-school students to prepare for and succeed in a 21st-Century world, they need to be exposed to real assignments. The extra time in a school day should be used so ... 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

S.H.A.R.E stands for Supporting Hispanic Academic Resilience and Excellence. As the demographics of this country continues to change, as educators we must provide the support for those ... Posted on: Friday, October 21, 2011

 Illinois Education Labor Relations Board votes 5-0 to seek injunction blocking unlawful implementation of ‘longer school ... Posted on: Thursday, October 20, 2011
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