Chicago Public Media
This American Life
WBEZ 91.5 Chicago
Pledge Your Support
Chicago Public Media Productions
The Morning Shift
The Afternoon Shift
This American Life
Vocalo on WBEZ
All Things Considered
BBC World Services
On Air Schedule
All Programs A-Z
John R. Schmidt
Beyond The Mic
Cheryl Raye Stout
Photo of the Day
Photos from Flickr
Louder Than A Bomb
Race: Out Loud
Front and Center
All Tickets & RSVP
Off-Air Event Series
Subscribe to 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.
'Zero trust' for CPS after savings from closing schools overstated
May. 6, 2013
CPS parents say they have no proof that new savings projections are right either.
Hundreds of students protest firing of teachers
May. 3, 2013
The participating students wrote a letter explaining that they were going to walk out for a number of reasons--but mostly, they walked out for their teachers.
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.
Parents at school slated for turnaround chase away CPS inventory team
Apr. 25, 2013
CPS is paying a logistics firm $14.2 million to inventory everything from student records to textbooks in all schools set to be closed, turned around, or “co-located” with other schools.
Harper High students win Gates award
Apr. 22, 2013
WBEZ has reported a lot about Harper High School’s struggle with neighborhood violence. This week, Harper High is celebrating some good news.
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.
CTU vows to make school closings political
Apr. 15, 2013
Union president Karen Lewis says a “voter education campaign” will add 100,000 new voters in Chicago.
Make A Donation