Parents Want Shorter Longer Day

News coverage of the RYH parent poll on the Chicago school day has been confused, to say the least.  Plus other news:

Surveyed Parents Want Shorter Longer Day CNC:  Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s aggressive push for a longer school day is not being received favorably by some Chicago Public Schools parents, according to a new survey.

Parent advocacy group says survey supports longer school day Fox: A parent advocacy group that has been critical of Chicago Public Schools offering financial incentives for a longer school day this year reports that most respondents to its online survey support a version of the longer school day.

Longer School Day Has Support in Poll Tribune: A longer school day has the support of a majority of respondents to a new survey, but some are objecting to the details.

Longer day starts at 6 city schools Tribune: At Fiske Elementary in Woodlawn, kids could tell there was something special about Monday’s classes.

CPS should have told community about school Defender: In recent weeks there has been legitimate concern in the community about a new school that has moved into St. Clotilde on the 8400 Block of South Calumet. I have reached out to the church, school and community leaders to do an investigation into this project.

Eighth graders secure funding and permission for wind turbine project at Prairie Crossing Tribune: One high school teacher, six from middle schools and three from lower grades are finalists for Indiana's teacher of the year to be named next month.

Number of poor Chicagoans increases by more than 40,000 Muckrakers:  The number of poor people in Chicago leaped by more than 40,000 between the 2000 Census and the 2010 American Community Survey.

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  • Teachers, how is it going at the longer school day elementary schools?

  • community media workshop on parents' mixed views of the extended day debate

    http://www.newstips.org/?p=4773

  • u of c's tim knowles has joined the board of directors at the chicago public education fund

  • urban prep kids under attack, says tim king -- working with CPD and CPS to take action in response

    "As you may know, violence against some of our students has been the topic of several media stories over the past few days including on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and WGN. "

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