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Protesters sleep on the sidewalk in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters. (Credit: NVP News Video)

Chicago Board Of Ed Approves Seven New Charter Schools

More than two dozen protesters camped out in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters overnight, ahead of a school board meeting to weigh plans for 17 new charter schools.

01/22/2014

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Proposals For 21 CPS Charter Schools Prompt Heated Debate

A hearing on 21 proposed new Chicago Public Schools charters drew at least 300 people to CPS headquarters on a snowy Monday evening, with supporters and opponents equally passionate about the need to propel or quash charter efforts.

12/17/2013

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Activists Call For Boycott Of CPS Meetings

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.

04/06/2013

Opponents of the Chicago Public Schools' plan to close 53 schools protest outside May Elementary Academy on the West Side, one of the schools targeted for closure. (Credit: CBS)

School Closing Opponents Call Mayor A Racist Liar

The Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close 53 schools and 61 buildings, mostly in black neighborhoods, has some West Side residents vowing to fight the Emanuel administration until the end.

03/22/2013

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House Committee OKs CPS Plan To Delay School Closings List

An Illinois House committee has endorsed a plan to give the Chicago Public Schools four more months to decide where to make cuts in the number of schools the system operates.

WBBM Newsradio–11/27/2012

Approximately 5,000 Chicago Public Schools teachers marched down Michigan Avenue on May 23, 2012, as a show of solidarity amid contract talks with the Emanuel administration. (Credit: CBS)

Teacher Contract Impasse Could Leave Parents Caught In Crossfire

Parents of kids at Chicago Public Schools have a huge stake in teacher contract talks, but no spot at the bargaining table; if there’s a strike, they’re left to wonder, “What will I do with my kids?”

CBS 2–09/04/2012

Members of several parent groups speak to reporters outside the mayor's office at City Hall, where they had gathered to demand a meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel about plans for a longer school day at Chicago Public Schools. (Credit: CBS)

Parent Groups Want Meeting With Mayor On Longer School Day

Several parents groups are questioning how the Chicago Public Schools can lengthen the school day starting next fall, without solid plans on how to use the extra time, or enough money to pay for it.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

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Many Parents Think 7 ½-Hour School Day Too Long

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning his campaign for a longer school day up a notch, while some parents and teachers argue that A 7 ½-hour day is just too long.

CBS 2–11/02/2011