chicago public school closings

That in the city of Chicago in 2015 there are people who have been on hunger strike for nearly a month to simply have what their peers in the suburbs never even question -- an excellent, fully public school -- is heartbreaking and infuriating at the same time.
I had so wanted to be a CPS parent. I wanted the vibrancy and diversity of real city schools for my children. I wanted them to have public institutions at the center of their lives, and to be truly enmeshed in their community.
According to CBS Chicago, the routes will be clearly marked with yellow signs that indicate where the city and the district
In less than two minutes, nine-year-old Chicago Public School student Asean Johnson on Wednesday unloaded a heartfelt plea
In the past, some Chicago students have been paid to earn good grades and study hard, but the tables may turn for students
The last bell was set to ring at Chicago's Lafayette Elementary School in Humboldt Park Wednesday afternoon, but Lafayette
While Pietrini said he would gladly sleep on the roof again next year, he said he may let students decide what he should
The parents and community members fighting the school closings clearly are the "good guys" in this dismal scenario. But their heroic energy and indomitable courage are being expended for the sake of maintaining a status quo that is, frankly, unconscionable.
"The scope of the school consolidation plan could change next week, and that could include taking some schools slated for
Not knowing what they don't know, Deasy et. al demand a complete focus on remediation of students weaknesses in order to improve test scores. They have concentrated completely on the narrow portions of children's brains that bubble-in tests measure.
As the saying goes, the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. Unfortunately, that saying does not bode well for the thousands of children who will be displaced when 54 schools shut down this year.
I'm leaving and I'm taking the kids. It's the ultimate threat -- the one that does its damage even as the words leave your mouth -- and a hallmark of a deep dysfunction. The Chicago Public Schools and I are locked in this weird relationship drama.
Among the plans to leave a bigger political footprint, the union says it'll target 100,000 new voters with a massive voter
According to DNAinfo, the district has since used that money to buy ad space on websites and run YouTube videos discussing
HuffPost reached out to CPS for an up-to-date number of charter schools slated for opening in the 2013-2014 year — the same
How much longer can I go on letting my students in Englewood be treated as second-class citizens by a school system that says it cares about them?
Parents, students, teachers, and principals are right to seek policy decisions based on evidence, not the popularity of current reforms, and to put a stop to those that harm students, schools, and their communities.
Xian Barrett and HuffPost Chicago Associate Editor Kim Bellware discuss the correlation between the closing of Chicago Public Schools closing and violence in the area.
Due to budget cuts & low enrollment, Chicago Public Schools officials announced that they plan to close 54 schools, the largest wave of school closures in U.S. history. HuffPost Chicago Editor Joseph Erbentraut and Chicago mother Jessica Ashley join Abby to talk about the announced closures.