Thursday Morning News

18 schools whacked Sun Times

"We heard some very impassioned comments,'' board president Rufus

Williams said. "Change is hard. I understand that. ... But we've got to

get better and get better right now.''

SOS! Save our schools: Protesters fight turnaround at Orr High School Medill Reports

For many of the students who attend school

on the Orr campus, Cannon said the school is like a second home. The

teachers are like family to them, and to lose them along with the

administrators who know the students so well could negatively impact

the school's culture.

Board of Education gets an earful on closings ChiTown Daily News

One person was escorted out of the chambers and many others had

the microphone turned off because they went beyond their allotted

two minutes -- not that the absence of a mic stopped them from

shouting emotionally. Many yelled; some cried.

Parents, students protest Chicago school closings Tribune

But of the 19 schools originally named in the plan, only Abbott

Elementary in the Bridgeport neighborhood was spared. A hearing officer

recommended it stay open because it also houses a charter school and an

Easter Seals Head Start program, and the nearest alternative is too far

away.

Teachers, staff out at 8 CPS schools ChiTown Daily News

Today's decisions did not arrive without controversy and heated

discussions, considering the large public turnout spilled over into

an overflow room and parents of Edison Regional Gifted Center

students created a picket line on Clark Street two hours before the

day-long meeting began.

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