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Ex-Marine's mission: Make sure CPS 'Welcoming Schools' work
Aug. 23, 2013
Meet the commander-in-chief of Chicago's school closings. Tom Tyrrell's mission? Close 50 schools and move 12,000 kids.
Once a school
Aug. 22, 2013
Photographer Bill Healy documented the dozens of buildings that last year housed Chicago elementary schools and now are closed.
‘Safe passage’ hiring leads to questions about pay, connections
Aug. 20, 2013
Chicago Public Schools is adding 600 workers to protect students walking to school.
CPS demolishes symbolic elementary field house
Aug. 18, 2013
In a move that shocked parents and community residents, Chicago Public Schools demolished an elementary school field house that activists fought fiercely to save three years ago.
A final look inside a shuttered Chicago school
Aug. 15, 2013
Tour of the 95-year-old building shows what Chicago is salvaging — and leaving behind.
Months after closing 50 schools, Chicago seeks more charters
Aug. 13, 2013
Just two and a half months after a historic vote to close 50 schools, Chicago is laying the groundwork to bring more charter schools to the city.
CPS unveils 'safe passage' routes
Aug. 9, 2013
Chicago Public Schools today released maps of “safe passage” routes where security will be provided for 13,000 children whose elementary schools were closed.
New city high school belies budget realities
Aug. 8, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon Thursday on a new high school in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, but the gleaming new facility contrasts sharply with the budget picture for the rest of the city’s neighborhood high schools.
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