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Cps School Closures

PHOTOS: An Emotional Last Day At CPS School Closing For Good

AP | Posted 06.25.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Teachers, parents and students shared hugs and a few tears as an elementary school in Chicago ended the school year for the last time. Tru...

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...

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...

After the Billionaires Kick Down Teachers and Students, Who Is Next?

John Thompson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

Over the last 20 years ago, non-educators have stumbled over our troubled inner city schools. These do-gooders made the snap judgment that the way to help kids was to destroy the system that they defined as the "status quo."

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,...

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...

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...

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...

CEO Byrd-Bennett Asks For School Closure Extension

Posted 11.02.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools have until Dec. 1 to offer up a list of schools to close or consolidate, but officials have asked for an extension in hopes of ...

Investigation Launched After Needy Chicagoans Paid To Support School Closures

Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

Perhaps the most hotly contested issue in Chicago recently has been the handling of Chicago's public schools. There was Mayor Rahm Emanuel's battle wi...