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Mom: Longer School Day, Homework Leave No Free Time

As kids get back into the routine of school, one mom complains the longer CPS school day plus homework leaves little time for anything else.


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State Senator Wants To Lengthen First, Last Days Of School

The super-short days that begin and end the school year could become things of the past in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday June 13, 2011 signs legislation overhauling education laws in Illinois.  (CBS)

Quinn Approves Education Overhaul

Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed historic legislation overhauling education and paving the way for a longer school day. But funding issues remain.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011

Mayor Daley shows a scrapbook from his recent trip to China. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Daley Pleased As Education Reform Bill Goes To Gov’s Desk

Mayor Richard M. Daley says he is pleased with passage of sweeping education legislation sent to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk for signature.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011

Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel addresses the press at the Union League Club in Chicago.  (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Pushes Case For Longer School Day

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel drove home his point that the school day needs to be longer during a town hall-style meeting with Chicago Public School students today at Malcolm X College.