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Whittier Sit In

Will Guzzardi

Whittier Parents Win This Round Over CPS, Long Term Still Unclear | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.31.2011 | Chicago

Administrators at the Chicago Public Schools have, for the moment, conceded to a group of parents at Whittier Elementary in Chicago's Pilsen neighborh...

Will Guzzardi

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Police, Parents In Standoff Outside Whittier Elementary | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.23.2011 | Chicago

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel was swept into office on a popular mandate, and he made it clear from inauguration day that he would be expending a great d...

Will Guzzardi

Whittier Parents Brace For Another Fight As CPS Gives Them Cold Shoulder | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

Last fall, a group of mothers in a largely Mexican neighborhood in Chicago made national headlines in their fight to save the fieldhouse at their chil...

After 43-Day Sit-In, Parents Get The Best Of CPS

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday night, for the first time in 43 days, the front door of La Casita was locked. The lights were turned off; the building was empty. A sit-...

CPS Gives In To Whittier Parents

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Protesting parents at a Pilsen elementary school have reached a deal with the city after a month-long standoff. The group of mothers that has staged ...

CPS Promises Library To Protesting Parents, But Will They Follow Through?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools CEO Ron Huberman has proposed a deal to build a library at Whittier Dual Language Elementary School, and keep its fieldhouse fr...

How to Fit in at the Sit-In

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The radical moms from Whittier Elementary School are now in the fifth week of their sit-in at the field house they call La Casita.

UPDATE: Aldermen Order CPS To Turn Heat Back On For Pilsen Sit-In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council is intervening in a long-running standoff between schools and parents at Pilsen's Whittier Elementary. An order unanimously ...

CPS Tries To Freeze Out Protesting Parents At Pilsen School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A battle between parents and the Chicago Public Schools has taken a dramatic turn, as the district moves to literally freeze protesters out. At the b...