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What food stamps buy, fish spies and school closings
May. 21, 2013
There may be changes on the way for how SNAP food assistance works. Plus conversations about spying on fish and closing Chicago schools.
CPS limits media access to closing schools
May. 20, 2013
As Board prepares to vote on the school closings list, CPS restricts media access saying it would be disruptive to students.
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.
Firefighters asked to guard CPS routes
May. 15, 2013
Plans for CPS closures have parents worried that many children will have to traverse dangerous areas to get to their new schools. Now firefighters have been asked to help.
Math teacher challenges logic of closing an 'average' school
May. 14, 2013
A CPS math teacher Michael Colwell has crunched the numbers and can’t see why his school is one of the grammar schools Chicago is closing.
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.
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.
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