Today's news focuses on community groups' ideas for improving the school closing process:
Community groups offer plan to counter school closings WBEZ: Chicago Public Schools is expected to announce this year’s list of schools to be closed in the coming days. It will be the first round of closings overseen by...
Community groups unite against coming school closings Tribune: A week before Chicago Public Schools is set to announce its list of school closings and consolidations this year, nine neighborhood groups said they are uniting to fight shutdowns of poor-performing schools in their communities.
Chicago plans to close or consolidate 20 percent of schools, teachers union ... Medill Reports: Chicago: CPS will close, merge, or phase out up to 20 percent of all district schools in the next two years, Norine Gutekanst, organizing director of the Chicago Teachers Union, predicts.
Lake Forest Sexting Scandal WTTW: Lake Forest middle school principal John Steinert is forced to resign in a sexting scandal. Now, his 2009 conviction is raising questions about others who knew about what he did. We hear from the reporter who broke the story.
The Case Against Public Schools NBC: Do you know why the dropout rate in the Chicago Public Schools is 45 percent? Because people don't value anything they get for free.
CPS CEO meets with LGBT leadersWindy City Times: CPS CEO Jean-Claude Brizard sat down with LGBT leaders Nov. 21 to discuss issues facing LGBT youth in school.