The Chicago Education Facilities Task Force is slamming a Chicago Public Schools plan to close and turnaround some struggling schools. The task force exists to gather feedback from all stake-holders in school facility related decisions.
Some Chicago parents and community leaders protested Chicago Public Schools' recent proposal to close, turnaround and phase out some of the under performing schools in the district at Chicago's City Hall today.Rev.
Chicago Public Schools unveiled a list of so-called school actions this week, including 10 school turnarounds, replacing the entire staff with new faces.Some schools will be closed outright and others will be what CPS calls "phased out," which means no new students will be accepted; as current stude
Chicago Public Schools is trying some controversial strategies to improve under-performing schools. CPS announced Wednesday that it wants to close two elementary schools and phase out two under-performing high schools.
A major chunk of government deficits were derived from outstanding pension obligations; but the latest attempts to rethink Illinois’ pension system stalled. Both unions and politicians put up roadblocks to proposed legislation.