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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

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 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

I happened to see the catalog for a suburban private school, and one thing that they do that I really love is a "J-term," like some of us had in college. It is a three-week term in ... Posted on: Sunday, October 23, 2011

Who ever thinks about my family? My children's needs? My daughters are in elementary school and I teach high school. We have completely different needs. My kids need a longer lunch break. Right now, ... Posted on: Saturday, October 22, 2011

 We could increase instructional time by not having a proessional development day every 3 weeks.  They are not beneficial and that is taking away needed time in the classroom. Also, we are ... Posted on: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

According to, 1 of every 3 kids is overweight and/or obese. With this in mind, I believe the CPS should focus on a curriculum which includes at least 50 minutes of Physical Education a ... Posted on: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I teach a self-contained 3rd grade class and I should say right away that I know this idea may not be the most popular. On a given day my actual instructional minutes are not enough! They're simply ... Posted on: Sunday, October 16, 2011

a. I would like the school to start later. 8:00 a.m. is too early for young students. Ideally a 9:00 a.m.  start would be fine for our children who struggle because of a lack of sleep time. ... Posted on: Sunday, October 16, 2011

I have a very difficult time conducting a Science Laboratory in 45/46 minutes and the larger the class is the longer it takes. I had one class this year up to 37 but it is down to 34 but still takes ... Posted on: Sunday, October 16, 2011
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