Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: School ‘Turnarounds’ Lead To Better Academic Performance

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says state education officials are proving his point about “turning around” some poorly performing Chicago Public schools.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

School Board Vote

Teachers Furious After Board Votes To Close, Overhaul Schools

The Chicago Teachers Union is slamming the School Board, after the board approved a plan to close seven public schools next year and stage “turnarounds” for 10 others.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012

Members of the Chicago Board of Education voted on Feb. 22, 2012, to close seven public schools and impose "turnaround" plans at 10 others, meaning the staffs of those schools will be fired and replaced, but students will stay. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago School Board Approves School Closings, Turnarounds

The Chicago Board of Education has voted to close seven public schools next school year and “turn around” 10 other schools, despite vehement objections from many parents, teachers and community members.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

School Board Protest

Shouting Protesters Drive Chicago School Board To Halt Meeting

A Chicago School Board meeting was suspended Wednesday morning, as angry protesters jumped up and shouted about plans to close and consolidate some schools.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011