According to the study, nearly all of the students – approximately 93 percent – ended up at a school with better academic ratings than their original school. One-fifth of the students whose schools were closed were transferred to top-tier schools.
Though it was slightly warmer than Wednesday and Thursday when schools were closed for extreme cold, the official temperature in Chicago was no warmer than 4 degrees when most students would have been heading to school Friday morning.
While hundreds of Chicago area schools closed at least once week because of bitter cold temperatures and wind chills, there is at least one city in North America that never does under those conditions.
A north suburban school superintendent apologized to parents Thursday, after cancelling classes due to the cold weather, after he had second thoughts about his decision.
Frigid temperatures brought another day off for most students in the Chicago area, leaving parents rushing to find daycare or other activities for their children.
It appears that the new normal is to shut down the system out of “an abundance of caution.”
With most school systems shut down on late notice, Chicago area parents looking to occupy their kids scrambled for options.
Chicago Public Schools will remain closed for a second consecutive day, officials said.
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Chicago Public Schools has canceled classes for Wednesday due to forecast of severe cold.
When it snows — as it did Monday night and Tuesday morning — and when temperatures are expected to be brutally cold, school administrators across the Chicago area have a big decision to make: whether to call off school.
Cardinal Francis George on Wednesday said, as he wraps up his remaining three weeks as the Catholic Archbishop in Chicago, he’ll finalize plans to close and consolidate some Catholic schools with low enrollment.
Activists have said they are not giving up the fight to save a Washington Park neighborhood high school, but Chicago Public Schools officials have suggested the battle is pretty much over.
The board set a 4 p.m. meeting Tuesday to consider a final vote on the closings. The meeting will be held at the School Service Center, 620 E. 10th Place.
A Chicago Public Schools parents’ group staged a protest Saturday that looked a lot more like a picnic.
Five public schools in Gary could be closed next month, under a tentative plan to be presented to the board for a vote as soon as next week.
The Gary School District is looking to close a quarter of its schools and preparing to close several buildings before the beginning of next school year.
A year after the Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 public schools, the Chicago Teachers Union accused the district of breaking promises to use the money saved by the closures to make improvements at so-called welcoming schools.
More than 1,000 students from Orland Junior High School and High Point Elementary School were among those getting an extra snow day on Wednesday.
Fifty shuttered Chicago Public Schools should either be shifted to other government agencies or school uses, competitively bid to community groups and developers or demolished, a mayoral commission proposed Friday, the Sun-Times is reporting.