Longer School Day

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard: Many Parents Pleased With Longer School Day

As he prepared to welcome students back to classes on Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard said many parents had told him they were pleased with the longer school day.

CBS 2–08/01/2012

CPS Classroom

CPS, Teachers Reach ‘Win-Win’ Deal To Hire 477 New Teachers For Longer Day

Teachers and the Chicago Public Schools have reached an agreement on a longer school day, eliminating a major roadblock toward a contract.


CPS Classroom

Mayor: Mediator’s Proposed Teacher Raise Not ‘Tethered To Reality’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today dismissed a mediator’s report that school officials had hoped would provide added bargaining power in their contract talks with teachers.


Chicago Public Schools

School Budget Would Raise Property Taxes, Empty Reserve Fund

Chicago Public School officials have unveiled their budget plan for next school year, seeking to fill a $665 million deficit with a property tax hike, personnel cuts and some one-time revenue.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard (Credit: CBS)

Brizard Reflects On First Year Of Running Chicago Schools

It’s been a bit more than a year on the job for Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard. Some critics have said it’s been a bumpy, road with many obstacles ahead for Brizard – including a potential teachers’ strike.

CBS 2–06/25/2012

Empty Classroom

School Reform Group Pushing For More Charter Schools

While much of the talk about Chicago schools revolves around a potential teachers strike, one education reform group kicked off the summer this weekend with a push for more charter schools.


Chicago Public Schools

CPS Announces ‘Coordinated’ Opening And Closing Bells For Schools

All Chicago public schools will not only have a longer school day next year, they will have a more “coordinated” one, with all schools opening and closing within a one-hour assigned window.


Chicago Public Schools

CPS To Give Principals $130 Million To Prepare For Longer Day

Principals in the Chicago Public Schools are in line to get $130 million to help pay for next year’s longer school days.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

Empty Classroom

Parents Rally Downtown For Longer School Day

As 200 students and parents touted a longer school day and other initiatives on Saturday at a rally hosted by the advocacy group “Stand for Children” at Roosevelt University, a small group of protesters picketed outside.

WBBM Newsradio–04/15/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Emanuel Giving Us The Runaround On Schools

There’s a mystery in Chicago tonight about a longer day in public school. Yes or no? What will it be when Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes up his mind?

CBS 2–04/10/2012

Rahm Emanuel With Students

Emanuel Scales Back Longer School Day

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard have agreed to scale back the longer school day for elementary students.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Members of several parent groups speak to reporters outside the mayor's office at City Hall, where they had gathered to demand a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel about plans for a longer school day at Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Parent Groups Want Meeting With Mayor On Longer School Day

Several parents groups are questioning how the Chicago Public Schools can lengthen the school day starting next fall, without solid plans on how to use the extra time, or enough money to pay for it.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Empty Classroom

Parents: Longer School Day Is Bad For Kids

Parents who oppose a longer school day at a Near North Side elementary school say a new survey shows what they’ve been saying all along.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

No Comment From Emanuel On Questions About Contracts

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not commenting directly on whether it is appropriate for faith-based groups that are backing of his education agenda to get millions of dollars worth of city contracts.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Chicago Public Schools

Longer School Day Mandates Recess, Specific Times For Subjects

Chicago Public Schools principals on Monday are receiving a set of guidelines from their bosses on how to divvy up longer school days starting in August.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Joins Mayors’ Group Backing Same-Sex Marriage

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in Washington, D.C., joining mayors from across the United States in supporting the rights of same-sex couples to marry.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2012

Empty Classroom

Schools Offered Prizes For Best Use Of Longer Day

The Chicago Public Schools system is dangling $100,000 prizes to schools that most creatively design their longer school days.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel tours Benjamin E. Mays school as it starts a longer school day. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

More Chicago Schools Begin Longer Day

Two Chicago Public Schools will be spending an extra 90 minutes in class Monday, joining 11 others that have already done so.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

File Photo (Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

School Board: Add 36 Minutes To High School Day, Cut Homeroom

The Chicago School Board is advising that school should be in session for 36 more minutes for high school students when the longer school day takes effect systemwide.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Teachers Suggest Ways To Use Time During Longer School Day

A group of Chicago Public Schools teachers have made suggestions on ways to best use the extra 90 minutes being added to each school day starting next year.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011