Wendy Katten

Proposals For 21 CPS Charter Schools Prompt Heated DebateA 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.
Parents, Teachers Rally To Save Neighborhood SchoolsThere were rallies at schools across the city today as parents and teachers organize to save neighborhood schools.
House Committee OKs CPS Plan To Delay School Closings ListAn 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.
Teacher Contract Impasse Could Leave Parents Caught In CrossfireParents 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?”
Emanuel Scales Back Longer School DayMayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard have agreed to scale back the longer school day for elementary students.
Parent Groups Want Meeting With Mayor On Longer School DaySeveral 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.
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