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School Day: How do Evanston schools stack up?

With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushing to lengthen the school day by 90 minutes, you might wonder how Evanston schools stack up in the time-on-task derby.

With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pushing to lengthen the school day by 90 minutes, you might wonder how Evanston schools stack up in the time-on-task derby.

Well, figures from the state board of education show that Evanston elementary school kids have a longer school day than the existing standard in Chicago schools, but a shorter day than what Emanuel is proposing there. High school students in Evanston already spend more time in school than what Emanuel proposes.

Chicago Public School students now have 308 instructional minutes per day, which would rise to 398 minutes under Emanuel's plan. Students in Evanston/Skokie District 65 have 350 minutes, and students at Evanston Township High Scholl reportedly spend 410 minutes in classes.

The median length of the school day across the state is 354 minutes.

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