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Does more time spent in a learning activity positively correlate with increased learning?
I think most teaching professionals say yes! If not, you guys are wasting a lot of effort.
Roy, as soon as BBB and Rahm start asking for input from teachers, I will give it to them and "get on board." But they have not and probably will not. They already know all, so why should they?...
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In the News: Public money, private schools
At a gathering for the Economic Club of Chicago Monday, schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard voiced support for public dollars “following” students to private schools, but later a district spokeswoman said he was not recommending that the state adopt school vouchers. (Tribune)
A busload of Chicago Public Schools students set up shop outside the Cook County Juvenile Center on Monday, to suggest that’s where they’ll end up, unless CPS eases its disciplinary policies. (CBS Chicago)
IN THE STATE
Dist. 220 parents say funding Chinese program would create hardships. (Daily Herald)
IN THE NATION
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy said Monday he would support a state audit of the school system’s handling of child sexual-abuse cases. (Los Angeles Times)
The fifth-grade teachers at a top school in New York City received dismal numerical ratings, a consequence of the Education Department’s use of student test results to calculate the scores. (The New York Times)