About 400 people filled the sidewalk in front of the Chicago Public Schools central office downtown Wednesday morning, demanding that current school board members be fired and replaced by an elected school board.
Chicago’s Board of Education votes today on closing an unprecedented number of elementary schools. WBEZ reporters asked Chicagoans to tell us in their own words what would be lost if their school closes.
The former long-time General Manager of WBEZ has died. Carole Nolan ran the station for 25 years beginning in the 1970s. Nolan was a former teacher, who came to WBEZ when it was still operated by the Chicago Board of Education.
More state control is coming to the troubled public schools in suburban North Chicago. The Illinois Board of Education voted Thursday to put a five-member panel in charge of North Chicago school finances.