Some Chicago Public School parents are worried that budget cuts will mean sacrificing electives.
The City of Chicago, which plans to close dozens of schools this summer to save money, has received 11,000 requests for help getting children to their new schools along safe-passage routes and will hire 600 adults to work along the routes.
Joe Bradley had just dropped his last student off near 51st Street and Indiana Avenue. Before long, the shooting started, CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
Three years ago, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation requiring schools to always have someone in the buildings trained to care for a child with diabetes. CBS 2′s Jim Williams reports.
There is uncertainty, confusion and questions among many parents in the Chicago Public Schools system. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports on the options available to them.
At one of the schools ordered closed by CPS – there was quiet opposition from some parents today…and some seemed resigned to what is about to happen. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
School board members who will make the final decision were still out visiting schools on the Chicago Public School “hit list,” and not all are convinced that all of them should be closed.
Opponents of the Chicago public schools closing plan are taking the gloves off…in the streets and in the courts. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
The plan, called safe passage- involves not only police, but firefighters, animal control officers and streets and san employees. CBS 2′s Dorothy tucker explains why they’re so upset.
Chicago teachers are in the planning stages of a massive three-day walk to protest a decision to close 53 schools. Participants plan to march to each of the targeted buildings on May 18, 19 and 20.
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.
A Chicago City Council committee is recommending approval of a new charter school in the McKinley Park area that was previously rejected by the Chicago School Board, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Ping Pong proponents assert the game is brain food and a social experience as well as good exercise as the introduce table tennis to cadets at the Chicago Public School Military Academy at 3533 S. Giles, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Activists fighting the mayor’s plan to close more than fifty schools, mostly in black neighborhoods, are urging people to boycott the public meetings being held for the individual schools, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Dozens of Chicago Public Schools are slated to close come August and today many parents get a chance to sound-off in front of district leaders since news of the closings came last month.
In addition to the more than 50 schools targeted for closing, six more are on the turnaround list. What does that mean? New leadership, new teachers, and as Dorothy Tucker reports, a new attitude that can equal success.
A group of African-American business leaders is standing solidly behind Chicago Public Schools officials plan to close and consolidate some schools, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
To hear Chicago Teacher’s Union President Karen Lewis tell it, we should believe nothing that the mayor and school officials say about the plan to close more than fifty schools. She spoke at the Rainbow-Push Coalition this morning, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
More than a dozen ministers from the South and West sides delivered a letter to Mayor Emanuel’s office calling for a year-long moratorium on school closings.
They called him a racist. They called him the “Murder Mayor.” After two days of silence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel finally speaks about the decision to close 53 Chicago public schools.