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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.

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Panel To CPS: Don't Close Any High Schools

Reuters | Posted 03.13.2013 | Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A commission charged with helping the Chicago public school system decide which schools...

Is CPS's School Ranking System on the Level?

Matt Farmer | Posted 02.10.2013 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

How does a school earn -- or, in the case of Philip Rogers Elementary School, recently downgraded to Level 2 keep -- that Level 1 badge of honor?

CPS Asks Community To Help With 'Tough' School Closing Decisions

Posted 11.01.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools said Wednesday no schools are currently slated for closing, but maintained half of the district's schools are "underused," with...

On the Outside Looking In

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.21.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

On February 28, WGN-TV named Octavia Sansing-Rhodes of Herzl Elementary their "Teacher of the Month." It came just six days after CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard effectively fired her, along with everybody else who works at Herzl.

CPS CEO Denies Rev. Jackson's 'Educational Apartheid' Claim

Posted 02.27.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard took to the pulpit, literally, on Sunday to respond to the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Chicago Teachers Unio...