Wednesday marks the beginning of school closings in Chicago, with 28 elementary schools preparing for their final day of class before they close for good.
With 49 elementary schools set to close next week, Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett was outlined a five-year plan to make sure the district’s students are prepared for college or a career after finishing high school.
The head of the Chicago Public School system will be doing a little chest-thumping today about the high school graduation rate.
The decision to close 49 elementary schools in Chicago is done, but bitterness over the move lingered Thursday morning, as the Chicago Teachers Union vowed to continue their fight against the closings, and parents and students protested the looming closure of their schools.
School officials plan to provide safe passage along the routes from every school that’s closing to every school that’s receiving students as long as it’s needed. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
As Chicago Public Schools officials get closer to closing more than 50 elementary schools, they were releasing new details Tuesday on how they plan to tackle one of the most sensitive issues: blending two schools into one.
As the plan to close more than 50 Chicago Public Schools moves forward, the head of the Chicago Teachers Union said she has numerous examples of what can go wrong, and has gone wrong with previous school closings and consolidations.
The head of the Chicago Public School system has been trying to reassure parents of students with special needs that they won’t suffer if their current schools are consolidated or closed.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was applauding Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett for blasting her critics who labeled the district’s school closing plan “racist.”
Aldermen grilled Chicago Public Schools officials and Chicago Teachers Union members Wednesday, over the plan to close 53 schools at the end of the school year, while the head of the school district answered critics at a Board of Education meeting.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel staunchly defended his administration’s plan to close more than 50 schools, as well as the head of the Chicago Public Schools, as thousands planned to gather downtown to protest school closings.
As the Chicago Public Schools prepares to announce its final list of schools that will be closed or consolidated at the end of the school year, district officials were promising investments for schools that receive affected students.
The head of the Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday, despite what critics say, closing some underused or poorly performing schools would be better for the children in them in the long run.
A group of about 50 teachers, parents and students from the Chicago Public Schools boarded a bus to Springfield Tuesday morning, to make their voices heard about school closings.
Chicago Public Schools will move to a per-pupil funding model next year, intended to give principals more flexibility in determining how they spend their school’s dollars — while bringing all schools, including charters, onto the same funding formula.
Art, music, computers classes — it’s a sacrifice many principals and parents have had to make in order to fund a full day of kindergarten. No more, though. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
The head of the Chicago Public Schools is urging parents and others to make their voices heard at meetings this week on which schools might have to be closed.
Chicago Public Schools administrators are considering closing more than 100 schools as the system faces declining enrollment and huge budget deficits.
Gov. Pat Quinn has called for all of the state’s schools to hold annual drills to help students prepare for the possibility of a school shooting.
According to published reports, the Commission on School Utilization might recommend closing as few as 15 underutilized school buildings, fearing that a large number of school closings might cause too much upheaval.