Chicago Public Schools Announce Guidelines for Longer School Day

Chicago Public Schools Announce Guidelines for Longer School Day
Chicago Public School students spend 15 percent less time in the classroom than the average American public school student.

Did you see or hear the news about Chicago Public School's move to full school day?  Parents that I've chatted with at school, soccer and the grocery store have shared their confusion about the details.  Luckily, I had the pleasure of speaking with CEO Brizard yesterday and all the information is available on the Chicago Public School's website

 CEO Brizard announced the guidelines for how CPS schools are going to use the full school day next year. Here’s the link to the CPS website and here are the full guidelines. On the call CEO Brizard talked about how schools will use the additional time—the focus will be on core subjects of math, English, science, and social studies, with recess at every elementary school.

High schools will have more flexibility in how they use the additional time, and many are planning to use it in creative and innovative ways like having a college access class where students can work on their applications and financial aid.

CEO Brizard signed off the call saying that just like Michael Jordan needed plenty of time to practice to get to where he did, so do our students!

What are your thoughts on the longer day?  Do you think it will be helpful for your children?

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