On Religion, The Media and Life as a 20-something in Chicago

Chicago Public Schools wasn’t the only district this week to announce plans for a longer school year, although suburban Chicago District 300’s aren’t quite so dramatic… ALGONQUIN — Community Unit School District 300 unveiled a proposal Monday to lengthen the school day and move from a four-block to an eight-period daily schedule next school year at its three high schools. “We’ve talked a lot about high school schedules. Tonight, we want to show you what we are proposing,” said Ben Churchill, District 300 assistant superintendent for high school teaching and learning. That proposed schedule would split the school year into two semesters for high-schoolers in the Carpentersville-area district, starting in the 2012-13 school year. Each day of the semester would be split into eight 45-minute periods, according to Churchill. Currently, high school students’ year is split into four terms, each with four 85-minute blocks and a required advisory period of 20 to 30 minutes. For the rest of the story, visit The Courier-News.

In Uncategorized on August 24, 2011 at 5:15 am

D300 proposes longer school day for high school students (Sun-Times Media)

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