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Cps School Closings

Parents, Activists, Aldermen Dig In For Battle Over School Closings

Posted 03.23.2013 | Chicago

After Chicago Public Schools officials on Thursday unveiled their plan to shutter 54 of the district's elementary schools, the Chicago Teachers Union,...

Coalition Pushes Back Against School Closings

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 03.22.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago Public Schools officials ended months of speculation when they released the list of 54 schools the city plans to close, but the pus...

CPS Announces Its Largest School Closing Push Ever

Posted 03.22.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Chicago Public Schools on Thursday announced their plan to close 54 of the district's school programs and 61 school buildings. The...

CPS Touts New Perks Ahead For Kids Displaced By Closures

Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago

Updated story In the ongoing battle over Chicago Public School closures, the district is putting a glossy sheen on the news thousands of the city's...

State Lawmakers Call For Moratorium On CPS School Closings

Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago

The Illinois state legislature's Latino and Black caucuses on Monday warned against the Chicago Public Schools' plan to close dozens of its schools --...

Report: CPS Has Capacity To Close, Consolidate 80 Schools

Posted 03.07.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools' Commission on School Utilization late Wednesday released its final report on the district's plan to shutter dozens of its scho...

Preliminary CPS School Closing List Roils Community Groups

Posted 02.14.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools' release of a preliminary list of 129 of the district's 681 schools that are eligible for closure by June was met with disgust ...

129 Schools Named To Preliminary CPS Closure List

Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Two days ahead of the release of a preliminary list of Chicago Public Schools that are slated to be closed, Alderman Proco "Joe" More...

Tensions Boil Over At CPS School Closure Hearing

Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago

Tensions were high at a Monday Chicago Public Schools hearing on school closures as community members loudly voiced their opposition to CPS shuttering...

CPS High Schools Safe From Closures List Chopping Block

Posted 02.13.2013 | Chicago

Several Chicago Public Schools are breathing a sigh of relief after education officials announced high schools would be spared from the list of school...

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...

CPS School Closing Deadline Extension Approved By State House

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | Chicago

* House votes to give Chicago schools four-month extension * Dozens of Chicago school closings possible in 2013 * School...

CPS CEO Proposes 5-Year Moratorium On School Closings

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Chicago

* Move seen as attempt to provide post-2013 stability * Rash of Chicago school closures expected next year * Feelings st...

Hundreds Take To Streets To Protest CPS School Closings

Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

A throng of Chicago Public School teachers and community groups several hundred strong hit the streets early on Veterans Day, Monday, to protest loomi...

Community Rallies Around School CPS Aims To Phase Out

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

By Stephanie Simon and James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - By just about any definition, Walter H. Dyett High School has fail...

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...

Aldermen Push For Hearings, Details On Rumored School Closings

Posted 10.05.2012 | Chicago

Chicago aldermen on Thursday echoed teachers' anxiety over rumors of Chicago Public Schools' plan to shutter dozens of underperforming or under-utiliz...

One Public School's Death By A Thousand Cuts

Matt Farmer | Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Chicago's Walter H. Dyett High School was set up as a house of cards. Arne Duncan, served for years as the absentee landlord. And current CEO Jean-Claude Brizard was recently cast in the role of the evicting sheriff.

Playtime's Over: CPS To Reopen Schools On Friday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's back to school tomorrow for over 400,000 students in Chicago, as the city's school system announced that it will reopen after back-to-back snow d...

Chicago Public Schools: Ron Huberman Removes Two Schools From Closure List As Vote Looms

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ron Huberman, the president of Chicago Public Schools, announced late Tuesday that two more schools would be spared from his proposed list of closings...