Even though CPS has one of the shortest school days (and number of student days per year) among big cities, the holidays and half-days just keep coming in CPS. After the long December holiday (two full weeks!) and the pre-holiday parties and interruptions that came long before that, already in the very new year we have MLK Day followed by...a half-day for school improvement planning. That's today. And we're not done yet. The 26th is another one of those citywide PD days (as well as the end of the quarter. February is even worse.