Chicago School Closings

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis speaks about education reform at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. (Credit: CBS)

Lewis: Chicago Voters ‘Absolutely Unimpressed’ With Emanuel

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said a recent poll showing most voters are unhappy with how Mayor Rahm Emanuel is handling the Chicago Public Schools reveals “pushback for … failed policies” such as the controversial closing of nearly 50 schools.

08/15/2014

How To Cope With Kids’ Stress In A New CPS School

For about 12,000 Chicago students, the new school year is already on their minds.

07/19/2013

CPS Classroom

The List: Chicago Schools To Be Closed

The Chicago School Board voted to close 49 underutilized or underperforming elementary schools on Wednesday as part of a plan to close a $1 billion budget deficit.

05/22/2013

Chicago Public Schools

Board Votes To Close 49 Chicago Elementary Schools

The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.

05/22/2013