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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 believe that students needs additional academic time. Many times, I have ran out of time and are faced with the task at continuing to teach an objective the next day. While I'm completing ... 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

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

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

 In early grades, learning basic skills (i.e. letter names, number order, etc.)  is a pefunctory, necessry task.  Software producers have become excellent at creating interesting, fun ... 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 think we should get rid of all these ridiculous days off.  As the ipads are the technology, how can every school get some? Perhaps we could load e-books on them so that we can save money on ... 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
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