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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

CPS students NEED licensed school counselors to be allowed to teach classroom guidance, small groups, and individual future planning.  Classroom guidance on topics such as bullying, drugs, ... Posted on: Wednesday, November 02, 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 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

This idea comes from a few teachers at my school as well as myself. We would love to see long advisory Wednesdays become a true Student Development day by grouping students with like needs into ... Posted on: Friday, October 28, 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

 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

Without question, there should be a longer school day for all schools but, let's be clear, STRUCTURE MATTERS! The information that informs what structure is used should come from those who will be ... 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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