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Teachers, CPS Reach Interim Agreement On Longer School Day

AP | DON BABWIN and CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 07.24.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago's teachers reached an interim agreement with the school district Tuesday on plans for a longer school day, a major sticking point i...

A Matter of Time

The Daily Princetonian | Posted 06.29.2012 | Education
The Daily Princetonian

It isn't the quantity but rather the quality of an education that determines a learner's success. This commonly held, simple truth seems to be oddly absent in the thinking of both decision-makers and many parents as we seek to raise the next generation of Americans.

Emanuel Shortens School Day Plan After Parents Cry Foul

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

After being accused of refusing to work with Chicago parents, Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed down on his longer school day proposal Tuesday. Emanuel an...

Parents Want Answers From Rahm On Longer School Day

Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago

Opponents of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to lengthen the school day for Chicago Public School students joined forces this week -- and are demand...

School Board, Teachers Union Agree On Payment Model For Teachers With Longer Days

Posted 03.29.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union inked a deal with Chicago Public Schools Wednesday night that will temporarily stay the battle over extending the school da...

Recess Will Soon Be Mandatory At Chicago Schools

Posted 01.23.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools on Monday laid out details of what a longer school day will entail when it is instituted district-wide with the start of the ne...

WATCH: Select Chicago Schools Begin Longer School Day Schedule This Week

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Forty schools across Chicago that signed on to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's longer school day initiative earlier this year greeted students returning from win...

Chicago Schools Given More Than Two Years To Come Up With Physical Education Program

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Although Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union have come to an agreement about lengthening the school day that will halt expansion of ...

WATCH: Teachers Union, Chicago Public Schools Announce Longer School Day Deal

Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

Updated story After a very long, public battle, the Chicago Teachers Union announced Friday that they have come to an agreement with the mayor's ...

What's Next on Longer School Days?

Lorraine Forte | Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Simply imposing a longer day is not going to magically raise test scores. If it were that easy, schools across the country wouldn't be in the shape they're in.

Charters Line Up For Extended School Day Cash

Catalyst Chicago | Posted 12.28.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday that most charter schools eligible for the financial incentives to lengthen the day by 90 minutes have quickly s...

WATCH: Teachers Union President Says Rahm Is 'Absolutely' Anti-Teacher

Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

After participating in the heavily attended, largely peaceful Take Back Chicago rally Monday evening, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis app...

WATCH: Mayor Emanuel Defends Obama, Talks Chicago Education Policies On 'Meet the Press'

Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday, where he defended President Obama's policies and discussed his plans to bring bu...

Six More CPS Schools Start Longer School Day

Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago

Six public elementary schools in Chicago launched a 90-minutes-longer school day on Monday. One of the schools, Disney II Magnet School, was set to...

CTU: Teachers Of Color Most Affected By CPS Layoffs

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union on Friday released new analysis they say shows that African American and Latino teachers are disproportionately losing thei...

Another CPS School Breaks From Union, OKs Longer Day

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

A supermajority of teachers at Englewood's Benjamin E. Mays Elementary Academy voted Thursday to add 90 minutes of instructional time to their school ...

Three CPS Schools Break From Union, OK Longer School Day

Posted 11.03.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools Superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard received an early Labor Day present when teachers at three sm...