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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
 

This is mostly for the people who will comprise the writing team: One thing I would like you all to keep in mind is that CPS is composed of 100s of schools, schools that are just as diverse as our ... Posted on: Wednesday, November 02, 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
 

 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
 

I have often said that I wish I could have an extra period to teach a concept or subject.  I support it.  I also want it to be understood that there are MANY things that teachers do ... Posted on: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
 

I don't think we need to be adding 90 minutes to the school day. As many have said (including students), that amount of time would push after school clubs and sports way into the late evening. ... Posted on: Monday, October 31, 2011
 

I think teachers would be able to get more accomplished if their class size was smaller.   It is hard to meet each students individual needs when you have 35 Kindergarten students in your ... Posted on: Monday, October 31, 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
 

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
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