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Watchdog Group Blasts Chicago's New Schools Budget

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO, July 23 (Reuters) - The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved a $5.76 billion fiscal 2015 operating budget that relies on an acc...

Bitter Cold Temperatures Force Chicago Schools To Close

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public School officials say they're cancelling classes ahead of Monday's bitter cold temperatures, after first saying they wo...

CPS Looks To Open More Charter Schools After Closing 50 Public Ones

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.19.2013 | Chicago

Chicago recently shut down 50 of its schools in the largest single wave of public school closures in history. So why is the city now trying to open mo...

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...

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...

Rebecca Klein

The Awesome Thing One Chicago Principal Did To Reward Students' Reading

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.31.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Public Schools District may be amid turbulent times, but that hasn’t stopped teachers, students and administrators from doing amazing th...

Board Approves Mass CPS School Closing Plan

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Chicago

UPDATE: The CPS board voted Wednesday afternoon to close 50 schools -- 49 elementary schools and one high school. By Mary Wisniewski ...

Neighborhood Schools: An Answer to Chicago's Supply and Demand Problem

Joshua Hale | Posted 07.09.2012 | Chicago
Joshua Hale

While selective enrollment and high quality neighborhood and charter public schools are key to the fabric of our city, they clearly cannot meet the demand

Playtime's Over: CPS To Reopen Schools On Friday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's back to school tomorrow for over 400,000 students in Chicago, as the city's school system announced that it will reopen after back-to-back snow d...

Flood Waters Start To Recede: What Now?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DES PLAINES (AP) - Gov. Rod Blagojevich has declared seven Illinois counties state disaster areas. The governor visited an American Red Cross shelter...

Chicago Drying Out, Cleaning Up

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long, Emily S. Achenbaum and Ted Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Across a waterlogged Chicago region, the rain eased for the first time in more than two days on Sunday, and forecasters predicted several days of drie...