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Cps School Closings

CPS Blew It Again... 8 Times Actually

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.01.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Chicago school closings of 2013 remain controversial. On June 23, the Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force, a bi-partisan task force consist...

The New President Obama School Even Though CPS Closed 50 Schools Last Year

Dave Stieber | Posted 06.24.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Chicago Public Schools just announced that they will build a new high school and name it after our current president, Barack Obama. This announcemen...

The Chicago Stories That Made 2013 -- And Where They Are Now

Posted 12.29.2013 | Chicago

2013 was an eventful year in Chicago. As we look to 2014, we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on the year that was, including some of the ...

Cost Of Boarding Up Schools CPS Closed Triples

Posted 12.19.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Public School district will now pay triple the amount it originally budgeted to board up buildings it shuttered during this year's massive...

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.

Jesse Owens' Name May Be Returning To South Side School

Posted 10.03.2013 | Chicago

A unanimous vote by a local school council on Wednesday has cleared the path for a South Side Chicago to again bear the name of Olympic track and fiel...

Rahm Hoping Chicago Forgets Everything in Time for 2015

Dave Stieber | Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Rahm is betting that the voters of Chicago will forget about the countless things he has done to continue to harm working class communities across the city. He is attempting to do a few "good" things just in time for his attempt at a 2015 reelection. Unfortunately for Rahm he doesn't realize that Chicago is a city of historians who don't forget.

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 Finances Still A Disaster Despite School Closings, Layoffs

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO, Aug 22 (Reuters) - The $6.6 billion proposed fiscal 2014 budget for the Chicago Public Schools is unsustainable and the district's fiscal h...

Federal Judge Rules On Massive School Closing Plan

Posted 08.16.2013 | Chicago

After a hard-fought battle to save some 50 Chicago Public Schools from closing, a federal judge dealt the fatal blow to the city's school closing oppo...

Judge Denies School Closing Lawsuit Class Action Status

Posted 08.13.2013 | Chicago

A judge has denied class action status on two lawsuits filed by Chicago Public School parents hoping to block the district's massive shutdown of nearl...

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.

Critics Say Safe Passage Routes Not Ready As Mayor Releases Map

Posted 08.09.2013 | Chicago

With the start of the new school year two weeks away and Chicago Public School parents lamenting the lack of information about the heavily-touted "saf...

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...

Putting Students First? In Chicago, Not a Chance

Gregory Michie | Posted 09.24.2013 | Chicago
Gregory Michie

What's happening in Chicago schools -- and in many other places across the country -- is not about putting students first. It's agendas first. Ideology first. Test scores first. Efficiency first.

Teachers Union Protests CPS' Massive Layoffs, Budget Cuts

Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago

Throughout Wednesday, the Chicago Teachers Union is protesting the Chicago Public School district's decision to lay off thousands of employees and ena...

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...

CPS To Axe 2,100 Employees, At Least 1,000 Of Them Teachers

Posted 07.19.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Public School district is slashing more than 2,100 employees, nearly 1,000 of them teachers, in the largest layoff of district employees i...

Hearing On CPS School Closing Lawsuits Begins

Posted 07.16.2013 | Chicago

A federal judge on Tuesday will hear testimony in the opening day of an injunction hearing aimed at halting the closure of 50 Chicago public schools. ...

Students Say Goodbye As 20 More CPS Schools Shutter For Good

Posted 06.24.2013 | Chicago

Monday marks yet another day of bittersweet goodbyes for Chicago Public School students, parents and teachers as 20 more schools close their doors for...

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 ...

WATCH: Parents Occupy Closing School In Protest

Posted 06.20.2013 | Chicago

The last bell was set to ring at Chicago's Lafayette Elementary School in Humboldt Park Wednesday afternoon, but Lafayette parents had other plans in ...

First Wave Of Permanent CPS School Closures Begin

Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago

For 28 Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, the final bell will ring for the last time — ever. Teachers and students at closing schools like Eli...

CPS Lays Off 850 Teachers And Staffers

Posted 06.14.2013 | Chicago

The worst fears of Chicago Public School teachers and staffers were confirmed Friday when district officials announced it was laying off some 850 empl...