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Parents of public school students gather outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall, to urge him to walk the same routes their kids will have to walk if dozens of schools are closed, and kids are sent to unfamiliar schools. The parents say those routes often pose a danger of gang violence. (Credit: CBS)

Parents Want Mayor To ‘Walk The Walk’ On School Closings, And Take Same Routes As Kids

Parents opposed to the Emanuel administration’s plans to close dozens of public schools urged the mayor to walk the same routes they and their children would have to take to get to new schools, routes they claim often pose a danger of gang violence.

WBBM Newsradio–04/02/2013

Parents, students and protesters stage an "occupation" of Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School to protest plans to replace the entire school staff. (Credit: CBS)

Parents, Protesters End School Sit-In After Promised Meeting With CPS Leaders

Parents ended their 22-hour sit-in at Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School on the West Side on Saturday after being promised that they would get a chance to plead their case in a series of meetings with Board of Education members Monday and Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2012