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Cost to empty closed Chicago schools set to triple
Dec. 17, 2013
The contract with CPS moving company already increased from $8.9M to $18.9M. The school board now votes on whether to hike it to $30.9M.
Cost to empty out closed CPS schools doubles
Dec. 12, 2013
Chicago signed an $8.9 million contract with a logistics firm in April to move everything from closed schools. Six months later, that amount has more than doubled to $18.9 million.
Arts school to take over closed elementary
Nov. 4, 2013
It looks like the city may have found a use for the first of Chicago’s 43 shuttered school buildings.
Logan Square parents target alderman over military school
Nov. 1, 2013
Parents say they were left out of the decision to convert their neighborhood middle school to a military academy.
Parents lose fight to keep military school out
Oct. 30, 2013
A group of Chicago parents has lost a year-and-half battle to keep their neighborhood middle school from being converted to a military academy.
Out-of-work teachers seen as untapped resource for social good
Oct. 9, 2013
Could laid-off Chicago teachers be social entrepreneurs and new engines of change in city neighborhoods?
Healthy - and tasty - eating in Chicago Public Schools
Sep. 30, 2013
We talk about whether consumer boycotts yield any results in light of the Barilla controversy and recap the Bears game against the Lions. Later, we discuss what CPS is doing with its empty schools and ways chefs are helping CPS eat healthier.
What does Chicago do with 42 empty schools?
Sep. 27, 2013
Chicago Public Schools has 42 more empty buildings from the school closures last spring. If the city’s past record with selling unused buildings is any sign, a new committee has a lot of work to do.
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