Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Morning Shift: Communities react to CPS closures March 22, 2013 WBEZ [View the story "'Morning Shift' :Communities react to CPS closures" on Storify]'Morning Shift' :Communities react to CPS closuresOn Friday's Morning Shift, we talk to CTU President Karen Lewis, Alderman Will Burns, Creator of Schoolcuts.org, WBEZ Education Reporter Linda Lutton, Executive Director of R.A.G.E Aysha Butler, and Actor Tom Papa.Storified by · Fri, Mar 22 2013 08:06:49Chicago school closingschicagopublicmediaPresident of CTU speaks out about CPS decision to close 54 schoolsChicago Teacher’s Union President Karen Lewis joins us to respond to the school closings and repurposing announced by Chicago Public Schools.Karen Lewis: Rahm Is "Abandoning Our Schools"The Chicago Teacher's Union isn't mincing words in reaction to the expected closure of 50 Chicago public schools. Hours before the offici...Chicago Teachers Union | www.ctunet.comThe Chicago Teachers Union is an organization of educators dedicated to advancing and promoting quality public education, improving teach...Aldermen of 4th Ward affected by CPS closings reactsWill Burns Alderman - 4th WardWilliam D. "Will" Burns is currently serving in his first term as 4th Ward Alderman of the City of ChicagoChicago Teachers Union | Sun-Times: About 50 Chicago public schools to face closure: City Hall sourcesUpdated: March 20, 2013 4:58PM Chicago Public Schools officials are expected to announce Thursday about 50 elementary schools will be clo...Creator of Schoolcuts.org presents options in light of school closuresJeanne Olson created the website schoolcuts.org to help school leaders, parents, and communities learn more about the schools being considered, and what options will be available in case of closures.School CutsChicago Public Schools (CPS) has marked 129 elementary schools for possible closure based on utilization and performance. Closing a schoo...School Call-InWBEZ education reporter Linda Lutton takes your calls and comments about the area school closings.R.A.G.E.Resident Association of Greater Englewood (by RAGE)Chicago proposes closing 53 elementary schools, firing staff at another 6The district wants to shut down 53 elementary schools-11 percent of all district-run grammar schools-and one high school. Because some of...Actor Tom Papa talks comedy and lifeTom Papa brings his comic stylings to the Morning Shift. A regular on Leno, Letterman, Conan and more, he’s performed in clubs and theaters for over 20 years, and has his own weekly show on XM radio.Tom PapagigglevidsThe Official Tom Papa SiteThe Official Tom Papa Website Comments Send Print Share Recommend Tweet Previous post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia Spring has sprung Next post in Morning Shift with Tony Sarabia Top of the morning View the discussion thread. Top Headlines On WBEZ.org Looking back at 1970s Uptown The Best Albums of 2013: 20 to 11 The politics behind the Illinois pension vote Chewing the Fat with Monica Eng and Louisa Chu Exoneree Diaries: Antione’s pay day How do kids like the new CPS lunches? Strange Brews Podcast Woman scarred by orphanage Remembering the 'Forgotten Hoosiers' What’s street cleaning really good for? What can Englewood learn from the new Detroit Whole Foods?