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March in protest of CPS closings
May. 17, 2013
Protesters marched against the plan to close more than 50 Chicago Public Schools over the weekend.
50,421 Chicago kids in homerooms over the class size limit
May. 16, 2013
Classroom sizes for those in kindergarten, first and second grades are higher than the limit set by CPS.
Parents file lawsuits over school closures
May. 15, 2013
A pair of lawsuits filed Wednesday challenge Chicago Public Schools plan to close 53 elementary schools, claiming the proposals disproportionately affect African American children and could irreparably harm students with special needs.
Activists seek celebrity aid to keep Englewood school open near garden
May. 10, 2013
South Side activists approached Jennifer Hudson to help save Yale Elementary from closure. They say the school's garden is integral to larger urban agriculture efforts.
CPS wants to close first Renaissance schools
May. 8, 2013
Chicago school officials want to shut down the schools created by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during his time running CPS.
Hearing officers oppose some planned school closures
May. 7, 2013
Hearing officers come out against 11 school closings and 1 co-location. They recommend holding off until 2014-15 on two additional school closings.
CPS quietly lowers estimated cost savings from school closings
May. 2, 2013
Chicago’s school district had told the public that closing 54 schools would save $560 million over 10 years. Now says that number is $438 million.
Domino effect in South Side school closing
Apr. 30, 2013
Closing Fermi Elementary looks straightforward until you track how students will be reshuffled.
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