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No Paper Trail at CPS

Matt Farmer | Posted 10.27.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

As a taxpayer and a public school parent, I want to believe that some thoughtful analysis went into the decision to turn Roberto Clemente High School into a so-called International Baccalaureate high school.

Report: CPS Teachers Already Work A Very Long School Day

Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago

As the debate over how long the Chicago Public Schools school day should be wages on, a new analysis released this week lends credence to the argument...

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...

Investigation Launched After Needy Chicagoans Paid To Support School Closures

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

Perhaps the most hotly contested issue in Chicago recently has been the handling of Chicago's public schools. There was Mayor Rahm Emanuel's battle wi...

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...

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.

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...

Joseph Erbentraut

Chicago's Longer School Day: Reform, Politics Or Both? | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced last year that he would begin a campaign toward his current gig, it was only a matter of weeks before he int...

Teachers Union Sues School Board, Says Rahm Declared 'War'

Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union on Friday filed a unfair labor lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Board of Education, claiming that the board has coerced...

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 ...

How Will A Longer CPS School Day Be Funded?

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

After what has already been a heated week of back-and-forth between the Chicago Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Union over raises and othe...

Back To School: Emanuel, Brizard Head Door To Door

Posted 10.03.2011 | Chicago

Apparently heeding their own advice, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's public schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard took to the streets Tuesday and ...

CPS Extends School Day With Online Courses: Good Policy Or 'Babysitting'?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fifteen elementary schools across Chicago will have much longer school days next year, according to an announcement made Tuesday afternoon by city. T...