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At West Side Chicago school, kids go without teachers
Mar. 11, 2014
Some of the city’s high schools are shrinking. In fact, some are shrinking so dramatically, it’s questionable whether students are getting access to a basic education.
Saucedo spends Day 1 of ISAT teaching, not testing
Mar. 5, 2014
Teachers at Maria Saucedo Scholastic Academy declared victory Tuesday, saying their protest of the state’s Illinois Standards Achievement Test is working.
Test protest: Chicago teachers say they'll refuse to give ISAT
Feb. 25, 2014
Teachers at Saucedo Scholastic Academy declared Tuesday they will refuse to administer the state-mandated Illinois Standards Achievement Tests that are scheduled to begin next week
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.
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.
Cost analysis questions wisdom of opening more charter schools
Dec. 19, 2013
A new analysis, calculated by Communities United for Quality Education finds that approving all 21 charter schools that have applied to open would cost Chicago $21 million dollars the first year and $225 million over the next decade.
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