Shortest day in CPS

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Chicago students spend less time in the classroom than children in any of the five largest urban districts in the country, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality. Chicago teachers’ daily pay, however, is relatively high. The council has developed an online tool that compares teachers’ union contracts in the 50 largest urban districts.

TOP FIVE DISTRICTS
LENGTH OF DAY

DAYS/ YEAR

DAILY PAY

1.

New York City
6 hrs, 50 min

184.5

$236.05

2.

Los Angeles Unified
6 hrs, 10 min

180

$236.05

3.

Chicago Public Schools
5 hrs, 45 min

174

$219.59

4.

Miami-Dade County
6 hrs, 30 min

180

$190.79

5.

Broward County, Fla.
6 hrs

177

$194.74

Notes: Daily teacher pay is for first-year teachers with a bachelor’s degree. Length of year is the number of student attendance days; length of day is for elementary students.

Sources: National Center for Teacher Quality, www.nctq.org, and school districts.