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Chicago School Closures

What Is Actually Going On In Chicago Classrooms?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 12.09.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Devion Allen peers wistfully through a door window at the school he used to attend. Those who live outside his gritty, violence-plagu...

Forget School Supply Drives; Chicago Schools Need Toilet Paper

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.20.2013 | Chicago

In some cash-strapped Chicago schools, no resource can be taken for granted -- not even toilet paper. Nicholas Sposato, alderman of Chicago’s 36...

49 Schools Closed, Now What?

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Jacqueline Edelberg

In the midst of the current finger-pointing, vitriol, political might and gut-wrenching sadness surrounding Chicago's impending school closures, one might easily conclude that the fate of education is beyond our control. It is not.

CPS Closings Worry Residents In Poor Neighborhoods

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 08.11.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- To Carolyn Lang, West Pullman Elementary is more than the school across the street her children attended a quarter-century ago. It's where...

UN Encouraged To Take Action After Chicago School Closures

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Chicago

A Midwest human rights group is concerned that school closures in Chicago could result in human rights violations -– and they want the United Nation...

TFA To Chicago Teachers: Our Recruits Will Not Replace You

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.25.2013 | Chicago

Teach for America wants people to know that its recruits will not replace laid off Chicago Public School teachers. Amid allegations that TFA recrui...

CPS Official: Race Not Driving School Closing Plan

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An official for the nation's third-largest school district defended closing about 50 Chicago public schools, saying the decision was d...

Amid Massive School Closures, CPS Plans To Open Schools For Dropouts

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools announced plans to open several new schools for former high school dropouts, despite large-scale budget cuts and widespread pro...

Protesters March Against CPS Budget Cuts, School Closings

Posted 06.21.2013 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: DOWNTOWN — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s recent proposal to fund a DePaul arena with TIF money was a ...

CPS Schools May Be Forced To Choose Between Teachers, Toilet Paper

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.20.2013 | Chicago

Education advocates in Chicago claim that recently announced budget cuts will force some schools to choose between two necessary resources: teachers o...

School Protestors In Philadelphia Mount Hunger Strike

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

Earlene Bly, 46, is fasting and quitting cigarettes at the same time, but she said the simultaneous cold turkeys aren't bothering her. Instead of focu...

WATCH: This Pint-Size Speaker Captivated Chicago School Closing Protestors

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago

Amid the chaos of three days of protests regarding Chicago school closures, a pint-size public speaking star was born. Nine-year-old Asean Johnson ...

CPS Closing Plan Would Push Some Schools Over Capacity

Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago

Story by Tanveer Ali, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: CHICAGO — Student enrollment at several Chicago Public Schools could balloon over capacity if the...

CPS Consults Gang Boundaries Amid School Closure Plan

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 04.15.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Rev. Robin Hood stands in front of an elementary school in what's known as "The Holy City" – the Chicago neighborhood where the n...

Another Casualty of Chicago School Closures

Elaine Weiss | Posted 06.09.2013 | Chicago
Elaine Weiss

Children's Literacy Initiative's struggles to take root in CPS highlight the district's misguided approach to closing its long-standing race- and income-based achievement gaps. Very few students benefited from the past 10 years of school closures.

CPS Announces Its Largest School Closing Push Ever

Posted 03.22.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago Public Schools on Thursday announced their plan to close 54 of the district's school programs and 61 school buildings. The...

State Lawmakers Call For Moratorium On CPS School Closings

Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago

The Illinois state legislature's Latino and Black caucuses on Monday warned against the Chicago Public Schools' plan to close dozens of its schools --...

Preliminary CPS School Closing List Roils Community Groups

Posted 02.14.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools' release of a preliminary list of 129 of the district's 681 schools that are eligible for closure by June was met with disgust ...

129 Schools Named To Preliminary CPS Closure List

Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Two days ahead of the release of a preliminary list of Chicago Public Schools that are slated to be closed, Alderman Proco "Joe" More...

Teachers Union: Students Devastated By School Closures

Posted 02.29.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union has been opposed to planned school closures and turnarounds since they were first proposed, arguing that the move would unf...

WATCH: Protesters Take School Closure Protest To Rahm's House

Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago

Parents, teachers and community members opposed to school closures gathered outside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's North Side home Monday evening, holdi...

Investigation Launched After Needy Chicagoans Paid To Support School Closures

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

Perhaps the most hotly contested issue in Chicago recently has been the handling of Chicago's public schools. There was Mayor Rahm Emanuel's battle wi...

The Carpenter Case: School Reprieves Raise More Questions

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Why, out of all the small and struggling schools in the district, were these ones put on that list in the first place? Would more attention to detail have spared some of the other schools?