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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle discusses Chicago Public Schools plans to close about 50 schools at the end of the school year. (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle: ‘Very Disturbing’ That CPS Planning To Close About 50 Schools

Cook County Board Preident Toni Preckwinkle said Thursday she is troubled that the Chicago Public Schools reportedly plan to close about 50 schools this year.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2013

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CPS To Close A Total Of 53 Schools, 61 Buildings

Chicago Public Schools will close 54 school programs and 61 buildings in an effort to close a $1 billion budget deficit.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2013

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CPS To Announce Closing Of About 50 Schools

CPS will announce the closing of around 50 schools between now and March 31. CPS has told some alderman on the Education Committee.

03/20/2013

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Pledges To Invest In Schools That Receive Students From Closings

As the Chicago Public Schools prepares to announce its final list of schools that will be closed or consolidated at the end of the school year, district officials were promising investments for schools that receive affected students.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2013

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Byrd-Bennett: Children Suffer More If Low-Enrollment Schools Left Open

The head of the Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday, despite what critics say, closing some underused or poorly performing schools would be better for the children in them in the long run.

WBBM Newsradio–03/19/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Teachers Head To Springfield To Urge Halt To School Closings

A group of about 50 teachers, parents and students from the Chicago Public Schools boarded a bus to Springfield Tuesday morning, to make their voices heard about school closings.

03/19/2013

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Mayor Denies Discrimination In School Closing Plans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel seemed unfazed Thursday by a newspaper report showing nine out of ten students attending the Chicago public schools targeted for closure are African Americans.

WBBM Newsradio–03/07/2013

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Local Charity Offers Millions To Avoid Catholic School Closures

A local charity is offering millions of dollars to the Archdiocese of Chicago, in an effort to prevent more Catholic schools from closing in the future.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2013

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Commision Finds CPS Has Capacity To Close Or Consolidate 80 Schools

The Commission on School Utilization issued it’s final report today, stating that Chicago Public Schools has the capacity to consolidate approximately 80 schools rather than the 129 it initially reported.

03/06/2013

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CPS Wants To Close Two Low-Performing Charter Schools

Aspira Charter School’s Mirta Ramirez high school campus on the Northwest Side and Betty Shabazz Charter School’s DuSable campus on the South Side are being recommended for closure through a phase-out process.

02/22/2013

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Community Meetings On School Closings Continue This Week

The head of the Chicago Public Schools is urging parents and others to make their voices heard at meetings this week on which schools might have to be closed.

02/19/2013

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McCarthy: Cops Can Protect Students ‘Crossing Gang Boundaries’

Police can safeguard students “crossing gang boundaries” to get to new schools after their Chicago Public Schools are closed, but there’s a “lot of work to do to make it happen,” Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Thursday.

02/15/2013

Chicago Public Schools

Facing Massive Deficit, Chicago To Consider Closing 129 Schools

Chicago Public Schools administrators are considering closing more than 100 schools as the system faces declining enrollment and huge budget deficits.

02/13/2013

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Emanuel Indicates Commission’s Report Won’t Be Last Word On School Closings

According to published reports, the Commission on School Utilization might recommend closing as few as 15 underutilized school buildings, fearing that a large number of school closings might cause too much upheaval.

WBBM Newsradio–01/24/2013

Chicago Public Schools

Byrd-Bennett Won’t Seek To Close High Schools, Highest-Performing Schools

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has agreed to take the city’s high schools and highest-performing schools out of consideration for closure, as recommended by a school closing panel she formed, but she won’t rule out closing schools with more than 600 students.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2013

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Again Denies Having List Of Schools To Close Next Year

Chicago Public Schools leaders were again denying Wednesday that they already have a list of scores of schools they are targeting for closure next year.

12/19/2012

Chicago Public Schools

Governor OKs Plan To Push Back Deadline For CPS School Closings List

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation extending the deadline for the Chicago Public Schools to submit a list of school closings from Saturday to March 31.

11/30/2012

CPS Classroom

Teachers Union: CPS School Closing Policy Amounts To ‘Educational Apartheid’

The Chicago Teachers Union accused the Chicago Public Schools system of “educational apartheid” on Friday.

11/30/2012

Chicago Public Schools

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

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Chicago Schools Chief Pitches 5-Year Moratorium On School Closings

Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Monday the plan depends on Illinois lawmakers allowing an extension on a deadline for announcing proposed school actions. Byrd-Bennett wants a one-time extension of the deadline from Dec. 1 to Mar. 31 .

11/26/2012

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