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Cps School Closings

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...

Teachers Fear Layoffs Could Result From CPS' 5-Year Plan

Posted 06.11.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett revealed her five-year vision for the embattled district on Monday, leading some educ...

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...

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 ...

Kim Bellware

PHOTOS: Protesters Clash With Cops At School Closing Rally | Kim Bellware | Posted 05.21.2013 | Chicago

Three days of Chicago Teachers Union-led marches in protest of the Chicago Public School district's plan to close 54 schools ended with a rush hour ra...

Teachers Union To Rally Downtown As School Closure Vote Looms

Posted 05.20.2013 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union will wrap its three-day march in protests of Chicago Public School closings with a Monday afternoon rally in Daley Plaza. ...

Fact Checking CPS's Numbers On School Closing Plan

WBEZ | Posted 05.19.2013 | Chicago

Chicago is bracing for a critical vote by the Board of Education Wednesday: whether to shut down 54 schools. Conflicting figures are still flying, ...

Report: Some CPS Schools On Closing List Might Be Spared

Posted 05.18.2013 | Chicago

Story by Mark Konkol, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: CHICAGO — Some Chicago Public Schools slated to close this fall as part of the largest school con...

Toni Preckwinkle Slams Planned CPS School Closings

Posted 05.17.2013 | Chicago

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle pulled no punches during a Thursday interview, slamming Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s education agenda and sayin...

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...

CTU Preps For 'Long March' As Crucial School Closing Vote Looms

Posted 05.14.2013 | Chicago

With a little more than a week left before the Chicago Board of Education votes on proposals to close 54 Chicago public schools and co-locate 11 more,...

Hearing Officers Say 14 CPS Schools Slated For Closure Should Stay Open

Posted 05.07.2013 | Chicago

Independent hearing officers tasked with reviewing Chicago Public Schools' list of 54 slated closings are opposing 14 of the proposed shutterings sayi...

Group Asks Oscar-Winning Alum To Help Avoid CPS School's Closure

Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago

Story by Wendell Hutson, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: ENGLEWOOD — A South Side nonprofit fighting to keep Elihu Yale Elementary School open has prop...

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 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...

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 Parents: Rahm Should 'Walk The Walk' On School Closings

Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago

Fearing the dangers posed by the new routes their kids will be forced to take after the district shutters 54 neighborhood elementary schools, Chicago ...

Quinn Endorses Elected Chicago School Board

Barbara Popovic | Posted 06.02.2013 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

Governor Pat Quinn offered a serious admonition to Chicago Public Schools leadership about closing 50-some elementary schools when he stopped by for a special edition of Chicago Newsroom on Friday.

Chicago's Unfair School Closings Will Gut Remaining Supports for Kids

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago
Amy B. Dean

To this day, despite its progress, this is one of the most racially segregated cities in America. We have a moral imperative to speak up and demand that the education system treat all of our city's children equitably, independent of race and class.

CPS Students Protest School Closings As Fears Over Violence Grow

Posted 03.25.2013 | Chicago

Just days after the Chicago Public School district revealed its list of 54 school closings — plus six turnaround schools and 11 consolidations — s...

School's Closing Puts Inspiring Youth Orchestra At Risk

Posted 03.25.2013 | Chicago

Almost two years ago, the city of Chicago rallied to help save the music program of a West Humboldt Park public school -- and today, that same school ...

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...