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Longer School Day

Extending the School Day

John Thompson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
John Thompson

Extending the school day, like schooling and like school reform, must be a story of addition and multiplication, not subtraction and division.

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 ...

School Days and the Arts: a Perfect Match

Nick Rabkin | Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago
Nick Rabkin

Whether the school day is extended or not, the arts should be part of every day for Chicago students and schools should be filled with the visual arts, music, theater, and dance.

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...

CPS Launches Longer School Day Website To Dispel 'Misconceptions'

Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

The tug of war between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Teachers Union over the mayor's strong pushes for instituting a longer school day has gone p...

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 ...

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...

Chicago Board Of Education Approves Property Tax Hike To Offset New Costs

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

Update: The Chicago Teacher's Union rejected Schools chief Jean Claude Brizard's proposal to give teachers a 2 percent raise in exchange for working a...

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...

CPS Budget Raises Taxes, Makes Deep Cuts, But Where's The Longer Day?

Posted 10.06.2011 | Chicago

Chicagoans have heard it from Mayor Rahm Emanuel so often, it's become a mantra. By the time they've graduated from high school, students in Houston h...

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 ...

With Emanuel At The Helm, Changes Ahead For Chicago Schools

Posted 06.20.2011 | Education

Change is in the air in schools across Chicago. As Rahm Emanuel prepares to officially take over as mayor, sweeping reforms are already occurring. In ...

Should The School Day Be Longer?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Extending school hours may be a cornerstone of future reform, one that President Obama argues would elevate U.S. education standards closer to those o...

Chicago Public School Officials Propose Eight-Hour School Day

Chicago Sun-Times | Science Codex | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An eight-hour school day for kids? It could be headed to your local Chicago public elementary school. In an attempt to extend an unusually short in...