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Chicago School Closings a Blow to Parental Involvement?

Lorraine Forte | Posted 12.09.2013 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Journalists are often criticized for supposedly focusing on "bad news" and ignoring the positive. Yet in reality, we're happy to report good news -- if the evidence backs it up.

The New School Year Has Arrived At CPS

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 10.26.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Thousands of Chicago children whose schools were shuttered last spring walked to new ones on the first day of school Monday under the watch...

CPS Begins New School Year With Fewer Teachers, Schools

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Chicago

(Adds details from school, teacher hires, homicide count, new quote from Chicago mayor, quotes from parents) By Mary Wisniewski and Re...

Family Fighting To Keep Olympic Legend's Name On School

Posted 08.23.2013 | Chicago

As Chicago Public Schools endures a PR nightmare over parent protests, "safe passage" violence and budget woes, the district continued its spiral when...

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...

Judge: CPS Can Proceed With Mass School Shutdown Plan

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, July 31 (Reuters) - An Illinois judge on Wednesday allowed Chicago to proceed with the closing of 50 publi...

CPS Budget Outlook Not Good Despite Cuts, School Closings

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2013 | Chicago

By Brendan O'Brien July 24 (Reuters) - Chicago's public schools on Wednesday forecast a record $1 billion fiscal 2014 budget deficit d...

Rahm: Pension Crisis To Blame For 2,000 CPS Layoffs

Posted 07.22.2013 | Chicago

In Sunday remarks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel again defended the just-announced laying off of more than 2,100 Chicago Public Schools employees, almost 1,000 o...

City Hiring 600 To Ensure Safe Passage For CPS Students To New Schools

AP | Posted 06.15.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The city of Chicago, which plans to close dozens of schools this summer to save money, has received 11,000 requests for help getting childr...

The Real Status Quo of Chicago Public Schools

Dave Stieber | Posted 07.30.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

When rhetoric comes from our CEO, mayor, or anyone high up in CPS about the Teachers Union wanting to keep kids trapped in the status quo, remember that the union is run by 40,000 people who work with students and have committed our professional lives to improving the opportunities for our students.

Chicago Teachers Union Files Third School Closing Lawsuit

Posted 05.30.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union has filed a third lawsuit against the mass public school closings approved last week by the city's Board of Education. T...

Chicago Board Of Ed Slapped With Stunning Lawsuit

Posted 05.15.2013 | Chicago

With the Chicago Board of Education set to vote in a week on closing 54 of the city's public schools and co-locating 11 others, the Chicago Teachers U...

Chicago Students Always Lead the Way

Dave Stieber | Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Our students are intelligent and partake in the democratic process that this country was founded on. So if our students feel forced to have a protest to make their voices heard, join them. They are teaching all of us what Democracy looks like, sounds like, and feels like.

What's the Plan for Chicago Public Schools? Look No Further Than Detroit

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 07.08.2013 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

If the goal is truly to fix public education in Chicago, would there be a need for marketing lessons for CPS bureaucrats? If during moments of honesty, managers talk about "blowing up" and "dismantling" a district, having a detailed script may be necessary.

CPS Students Boycott Required State Exam To Protest School Closings

Posted 04.24.2013 | Chicago

On a day they were slated to take a state-required test that directly affects their graduation eligibility, around 100 Chicago Public School students ...

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...

Hoping To Save Their Schools, CPS Families 'Walk The Walk'

Posted 04.09.2013 | Chicago

In the ongoing battle to save schools from the Chicago Public School district's list of 54 proposed closures, Tuesday is the day many will "walk the w...

Alternative Spring Break Gives CPS Students Voice Through Community Service

Shawn Healy | Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Student voice has been largely absent from the debates of the last year centering on teacher contracts and school closings.

Parents Frustrated By Lack Of Response At School Closing Meetings

Posted 04.07.2013 | Chicago

Story by Erica Demarest, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: NEAR WEST SIDE — Many concerns and questions, but no answers. That’s how it went for parents...

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-...

PHOTOS: CPS School Closing Rally Draws Huge Support, 127 Ticketed

Posted 03.29.2013 | Chicago

Scores of protesters carrying pro-school and anti-mayor slogans poured into the Loop late Wednesday afternoon to oppose the Chicago Public School's pl...

School Closing Protest Draws Thousands -- And Arrests

Posted 03.27.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A throng of protestors, police and media descended on Daley Plaza Wednesday, kicking off what are expected to be several weeks of dem...

CPS School Closings Provoke Parents' Confusion, Anger

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2013 | Chicago

By Renita D. Young CHICAGO, March 26 (Reuters) - Nanette Fouch does not understand why her granddaughter may have to transfer from a ...

Rahm Breaks His Silence On School Closings

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 03.25.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel responded Saturday to widespread criticism of his plan to close 54 Chicago Public Schools, saying he wasn't interested i...