Teachers Union Calls For Mayor To Halt Plans To Close SchoolsThe Chicago Teachers Union delivered a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, offering advice for interim Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, and calling for a halt to planned school closings.
Protesters: Emanuel 'Back At It Again' With Plans To Close 4 Englewood SchoolsLindblom Math & Science Academy senior Jasmine Curtis drew cheers when she slammed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for, in her view, strangling neighborhood schools.
CPS Plan To Shutter 4 Englewood Schools Sparks ProtestsThe stage is set for a showdown between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union, over the district’s plan to close several South Side schools.
Mayor Tight-Lipped About New Englewood High School, Possible ClosingsMayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to steer clear of any public discussion about the possibility of closing several high schools in Englewood.
Some Schools Closed Thursday Because Of Cold Some schools announced they would close Thursday, with temperatures expected to sink to single digits, but the Chicago Public Schools system was planning on business as usual.
Couple Sues CPS After Being Banned From School Board MeetingsAn outspoken couple with four kids attending Chicago Public Schools has filed a federal lawsuit, seeking to overturn a district decision banning them from public meetings of the Chicago Board of Education.
CPS Cancels Class For Thursday Due To Severe ColdChicago Public Schools has cancelled classes Thursday due to the expected frigid temperatures.
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Classes To Resume For CPS Students TuesdayClasses at Chicago Public Schools will resume on Tuesday, a day after classes were canceled Monday due to the blizzard.
Parents Scramble For Last Minute Child Care After Schools Close For parents who did have to go to work today, finding child care at the last moment was a challenge, reports WBBM's Regine Schlesinger.
University Of Chicago Researchers Examine Impact Of 2013 School ClosingsAccording 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.
CPS Students Back At School After Two Days Off For ColdThough 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.
Schools Closed For Cold Or Snow? Never In Anchorage, AlaskaWhile 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.
Wilmette School Superintendent Sorry About Closing Schools For Cold WeatherA north suburban school superintendent apologized to parents Thursday, after cancelling classes due to the cold weather, after he had second thoughts about his decision.
Second Day Of School Closings Has Parents Scrambling For AlternativesFrigid temperatures brought another day off for most students in the Chicago area, leaving parents rushing to find daycare or other activities for their children.