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Committee releases CPS school repurposing plan
Feb. 7, 2014
CPS has dozens of shuttered schools on city’s South, West Sides. Possible new uses include housing and commercial.
Teachers union president vows to fight cuts to pensions
Jan. 31, 2014
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis says she’ll fight the sort of changes that state lawmakers want to impose on downstate teachers’ pension plans.
CPS shifts to more privately-run schools
Jan. 22, 2014
Despite protests and less than a year after closing 50 traditional public schools due to declining enrollment, Chicago’s Board of Education voted to approve seven new charter schools Wednesday.
CPS board considers adding more charter schools
Jan. 21, 2014
The board will vote Wednesday on whether to add up to 17 more schools to the system comes just eight months after Chicago closed a historic 50 schools.
CPS embezzlement mystery deepens
Jan. 14, 2014
A new lawsuit raises fresh questions about whether a former Lake View high school technology coordinator and coach could’ve acted alone.
Chicago Public Schools and other districts re-open
Jan. 8, 2014
Public schools across the Greater Chicago area are back after sub-zero temperatures.
After surviving school closures, can an orchestra make it past more cuts?
Jan. 2, 2014
The orchestra at Lafayette Elementary became a symbol of community loss last year when the Chicago Board of Education voted to shut down the school. But the program found new life at nearby Chopin Elementary.
State agency overrules CPS on charters
Dec. 23, 2013
A little-known state agency backed by Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has overruled Chicago public school officials, ordering them to approve and fund two new charter schools.
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