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Barbara Byrd Bennett School Closings

Students Say Goodbye As 20 More CPS Schools Shutter For Good

Posted 06.24.2013 | Chicago

Monday marks yet another day of bittersweet goodbyes for Chicago Public School students, parents and teachers as 20 more schools close their doors for...

First Wave Of Permanent CPS School Closures Begin

Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago

For 28 Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, the final bell will ring for the last time — ever. Teachers and students at closing schools like Eli...

CPS CEO Calls School Closing Racism Charges 'An Affront'

Posted 04.04.2013 | Chicago

In a Wednesday school board meeting defending the district's plan to close 54 neighborhood elementary schools, Chicago Public School CEO Barbara Byrd-...

Joy Resmovits

Chicago To Shut Down 54 Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.22.2013 | Chicago

Citing budget concerns and falling enrollment, Chicago Public Schools officials announced Thursday they plan to close 54 schools next year and shut do...

CPS Touts New Perks Ahead For Kids Displaced By Closures

Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

Updated story In the ongoing battle over Chicago Public School closures, the district is putting a glossy sheen on the news thousands of the city's...

Charter Schools Shocked To Land On CPS' 'Warning List'

Posted 02.28.2013 | Chicago

Charter schools are the latest — and most surprising — addition to the chorus of voices unhappy with the Chicago Public School's closure process f...

Will Cook County Dems Coalesce Around One Second District Candidate?

Barbara Popovic | Posted 01.30.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

This week on CAN TV's Chicago Newsroom, host Ken Davis and the panelists discuss the crowded race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr, the proposed five-year moratorium on school closings and some recent developments in local journalism.

CPS CEO Proposes 5-Year Moratorium On School Closings

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Chicago

* Move seen as attempt to provide post-2013 stability * Rash of Chicago school closures expected next year * Feelings st...