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Chicago School Closings

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...

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...

Chicago Board Of Education OKs Closings And Overhauls At Eight Chicago Public Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools President Ron Huberman received the go-ahead Wednesday night from the Board of Education to move forward with a controversial p...

A View From the Cot

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

During third period your mind wanders. You wonder if you're the only kid in your class who is living in a homeless shelter.

Mayor Daley: Failing Chicago Schools A 'Major Achievement'?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CBS reporter Mike Flannery proved this week that you can learn a lot by riding alongside Mayor Daley in his town car for a while--like the fact that t...

Rash Of Teen Deaths, Violence Due To School Reform?

AP | KAREN HAWKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Even in the cold rain, Danielle Jones would rather stand on the street and wait for her father to pick her up from her high school on ...

St. Athanasius Closed: Evanston Elementary School Shut Down After Swine Flu Scare

CBS2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A rash of students out sick with flulike symptoms has shut down a Roman Catholic elementary school in Evanston....

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. ...

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...

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.

New CPS Head Huberman Booed At School Forum

Chicago Tribune | Carlos Sadovi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Newly-installed Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman today was booed by a crowd of parents, teachers and community officials upset about plans to...

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...

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...

Chicago Weather: Frigid Temperatures Through Friday, Wind Chill Plunging, School Closings

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SCROLL DOWN FOR LATEST UPDATES AND TRAVEL INFORMATION FRIDAY 1/16 2:30 P.M. The temperature briefly reached above zero today, before plunging back ...

Poor Kids Kicked Out For Rich Kids' School: Principal

Chicago Sun-Times | Maudlyne Ihejirika | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As word filtered down at Carpenter Elementary, some parents said they felt as if they'd had the air knocked out of them. The Near West Side school Th...

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....