School Consolidation

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Welcoming Schools To Have ‘Children Ambassadors’ For Kids From Closed Schools

As Chicago Public Schools officials get closer to closing more than 50 elementary schools, they were releasing new details Tuesday on how they plan to tackle one of the most sensitive issues: blending two schools into one.

CBS 2–04/23/2013

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Makes New Push To Close, Consolidate Failing Schools

Chicago Public Schools could be in for another round of closures and consolidations.


Illinois State Capitol

Quinn’s School Consolidation Plan Finding Little Support

The ideas of saving state money by combining school districts and eliminating the regional offices of education seem to be on their way to the recycle bin, maybe in the section marked “Easier Said than Done.”

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

CPS Meeting

Parents, Teachers Sound Off On School Closing Plans

Emotions ran high Monday night at a special meeting designed to talk about the Chicago Public Schools’ latest plan to consolidate or close several schools.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Unveils Plan To Consolidate, Close Schools

Facing a $700 million budget shortfall next school year, Chicago Public Schools officials have proposed closing eight underused schools by consolidating them into six others.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2011