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Parents: More play, less testing
Apr. 17, 2013
Parents who say play is being pushed out of Chicago schools in favor of standardized testing are protesting in an unusual way.
Listen: Full recordings of CPS school closing hearings
Apr. 16, 2013
Chicago is holding more than 190 community meetings and public hearings this spring—all required by law—to gather feedback on its proposal to close an unprecedented 54 schools.
CPS consults gang lines in school closure plan
Apr. 15, 2013
As Chicago prepares to close 54 schools, one of its greatest challenges will be safely maneuvering thousands of students through rival gang territories.
Parents, alderman 'walk-the-walk' from King to Jensen schools
Apr. 9, 2013
The walk from King Elementary to Jensen Elementary on the West Side is 20 minutes each way — past boarded-up buildings and vacant lots. CPS says the walk is long enough that the students will get busing, but parents are still worried.
Double dose of criticism for CPS plan
Apr. 3, 2013
The Board of Education meeting drew morning protesters, while down the street, a City Council panel held a hearing to discuss the closings.
What's the demand for charter schools? No one knows.
Apr. 2, 2013
Charter advocates and even the
editorial board say 19,000 kids are on charter school waiting lists in the city. There’s just one problem with that number: It’s not accurate.
At rally to oppose school closings, police ticket 127
Mar. 27, 2013
Civil disobedience: More than 100 protesters led away by police at a rally protesting Chicago Public Schools proposal to close 54 schools.
CPS memo tells principals to report school closings protests
Mar. 26, 2013
Today’s school closings rally could be one of the biggest protests against CPS’s plan to close 54 public schools, but it’s unlikely to be the last.
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