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Cps Closings

Board To Vote On CPS School Closings, Turnarounds

Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Board of Education is slated to vote Wednesday on its plan to close, phaseout or "turnaround" some 17 of the city's Chicago Public Schools...

It's Complicated, Kids

Matt Farmer | Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Like any good parent, our mayor probably went home Monday night and checked to make sure that each of his three kids spent at least part of the day learning something new about Dr. King and his life's work.

In Defense Of The Mic Check

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 02.19.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

After years of attending Chicago Board of Education monthly meetings, I left one where the community was actually heard. During the "public participation" segment of the meeting, a lone voice stopped the business-as-usual.

Taking It to the Next Level With CPS and AUSL

Matt Farmer | Posted 02.19.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Just what kind of bump in Collins Academy's test scores was needed to get this "success story" back in "good standing?" The answer might surprise you. Buckle up and join me as we enter the upside-down world of big-money school reform.

Need "Quality Seats" for a Big Event? Call CPS

Matt Farmer | Posted 01.18.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

You've probably heard plenty of talk about the need for "quality seats" in Chicago's public schools. But you probably haven't heard CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard explain just what a "quality seat" is.

Another CPS Miracle?

Matt Farmer | Posted 08.13.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

ABC-7 anchorman Ravi Baichwal called Collins Academy one of the city's "exceptional public schools." But having an anchorman declare it one of the city's "exceptional public schools" does not make it so.

New CPS Chief: Too Much Testing, Not Enough Teaching

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though he only plans to stay on as head of the Chicago Public Schools for six months, interim CEO Terry Mazany laid out a dramatically different cours...

CPS School Closings: Huberman Will Involve Parents And Community Leaders Earlier In Process

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bowing to complaints about a secretive process for determining school closings, Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman today unveiled plans to involv...

Renaissance 2010: Huberman Plans Fewer New Charter Schools

Catalyst Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CEO Ron Huberman today announced six recommendations for new schools that he will submit to the Board of Education later this month--about a third mad...

CPS Plan Calls For Kinder, Gentler Disciplinarians

Catalyst Chicago | Sarah Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Arne Duncan does not want to hear that any of the moves he made as CEO have anything to do with a spike in violence in schools....

Bill Changing Public School Closing Process Passes House

Chicago Public Radio | Linda Lutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools could be forced to change its process for closing or consolidating schools under a bill passed Friday in the Illinois House....

CPS Cutting Amount Of Neighborhood Schools

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Throughout the city, many Chicago Public Schools are getting education makeovers. Failing or under-enrolled schools are being closed and new ones open...

School Board Votes To Close 16 Schools Despite Vocal Opposition

Chicago Tribune | Carlos Sadovi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously to close or reorganize 16 struggling schools. The changes will start taking effect in September with ...

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?

CPS Closures: Six Schools Spared, Will Be Kept Open

Chicago Sun-Times | ROSALIND ROSSI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Six of 22 schools will be spared closure or shakeups, Chicago public school officials said Monday, just two days before a School Board vote on the iss...

Chicago School Closings Moratorium Bill Advances

Gapers Block Mechanics | Ramsin Canon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Soto School Closure Moratorium Bill Passes Committee [...] The vote was 20-0. Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, candidate for Rahm Emanuel's House seat, is a Ch...

Beyond School Closings

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

CPS critics have long advocated a plan that would provide transparency and accountability, ranking projects by need and ensuring that resources are distributed equitably.

CPS School Closings List

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools leaders released the list of schools Friday they plan to close, consolidate, gradually phase out or attempt to turn around. The...

CPS Announcing School Closings

Chicago Public Radio | Linda Lutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools chief Arne Duncan will recommend today that some two dozen schools be closed or consolidated. Schools will be shut down for tw...

20 Chicago Schools To Close Or Merge

Chicago Sun-Times | Rosalind Rossi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools are expected to announce plans next month to close or consolidate at least 20 schools next school year -- up from 18 last year....