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CPS recommends closing two charter schools
Feb. 21, 2013
Chicago Public Schools officials plan to shut down two charter schools over the next few years.
School-closings activists head to D.C.
Jan. 28, 2013
A group of activists boarded a bus to Washington, D.C. Sunday to join protestors from other cities.
Tour a 'half-empty' CPS elementary school
Jan. 22, 2013
CPS says 137 of its schools are sitting half-empty. WBEZ went to see what it looks and feels like inside some of the district’s 'underutilized' buildings.
History of Chicago school closings
Jan. 16, 2013
WBEZ plotted annual school closings and schools "turned around" since the 2001-02 school year when CPS began shuttering schools as a reform strategy.
CPS: 'No list of schools to be closed'
Dec. 19, 2012
It was clear at Wednesday’s monthly Board of Education meeting that news about an internal CPS memo has further damaged public trust.
Some CPS schools half empty, others overcrowded
Dec. 4, 2012
New enrollment numbers for the city's public schools will factor into closings this spring.
School closing decisions may wait until spring
Nov. 5, 2012
Newly seated CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says the district is requesting a waiver from the Dec. 1 deadline for announcing school closures set out in state law.
Board votes unanimously to close, restaff schools
Feb. 22, 2012
Listen to Linda Lutton discussing Wednesday's meeting on
Chicago’s school board voted unanimously late Wednesday to close seven schools and completely re-staff 10 others.
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