Chicago Public School System Announces Guidelines for Longer School Days
One thing caught my attention: "Before the school day changes, Chicago's average school day was from 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. although some schools operated on a schedule of 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m." That's short, yeah? When the article mentioned the lengthening of the day by 90 minutes, I thought, Hey, that's awesome. I know it's not a popular solution, but it would help. Pshhh! By adding 90 minutes, Chicago makes it a normal school day. Big deal. Take out enrichment time, lunch time, and recess, and you're teaching for less than 4 hours!