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.
Teachers and the Chicago Public Schools have reached an agreement on a longer school day, eliminating a major roadblock toward a contract.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Principals in the Chicago Public Schools are in line to get $130 million to help pay for next year’s longer school days.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chicago Public Schools system is dangling $100,000 prizes to schools that most creatively design their longer school days.
Two Chicago Public Schools will be spending an extra 90 minutes in class Monday, joining 11 others that have already done so.
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.
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.