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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.
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.
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