Closings, all closings, all the time. Lots of stories about the coverage and what happens next. Who covered it best? What will happen next? Did the Board take enough schools off the list?
CPS makes history, closing scores of schools in less time than it takes to boil an egg Sun Times: The board secretary read out the numbers assigned to each resolution and asked for the vote. But onlookers didn’t even get that, as the board president resorted to parliamentary maneuver to speed the process along.
Closing 50 schools: Both sides claim moral high ground in Chicago school closings debate WBEZ: By the time Clark got to the Ps, her time at the microphone was up. CPS officials cut the sound. Clark sat down on the floor. And security guards picked her up and moved her out as she continued with her litany.
50 school closings approved at raucous board meeting Catalyst: Now that CPS board members have approved the closing of 50 elementary schools, 11 co-locations and five turnarounds, the district is about to undertake a massive effort to get displaced students to enroll in a new school before May 31.
CPS OKs massive closings Tribune: Months of argument and anguish over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push for sweeping school closings came to a climax Wednesday as his hand-picked Board of Education voted to shut 49 elementary schools and transfer thousands of children to new classroom settings.
School closings disappoint many aldermen Tribune: After the Chicago School Board meeting Wednesday, many of the aldermen who argued unsuccessfully to keep schools in their wards open said they were disappointed with the process. Ald. Deborah Graham, 29th, said she went to testify at the school board...
Pickets, chanting begin long before vote on school closings Sun Times: Chanting “No school closings!” protesters made a last-ditch effort Wednesday morning to keep the Chicago Board of Education from shuttering what’s believed to be the largest number of schools in one place at one time in the country.
When Chicago public schools close, we just gotta chuckle White Rhino: With 40-60% of minority children dropping out of school in the City of Chicago, I stand by Major Rahm Emanuel and the closing of 50 public schools. The closings will greatly reduce these statistics. No kids in schools equals no kids dropping out ...
Web Extra: Today's Vote on School Closures in Photos WTTW: Check out photos of the emotional scenes inside and outside today's Chicago School Board vote on school closings.
School Closings Analysis WTTW: Now that the School Board has voted to close 50 schools, what happens next? We have analysis.
After the school closing vote CMW: With the school board voting to close 50 neighborhood schools — to nobody’s surprise — the movement that sprang up in opposition moves to a new phase.
Karen Lewis: Mayoral control is out of control WLS: Outside the packed school board chamber, CTU President Karen Lewis said a reprieve for a handful of schools is “a good start,” but still not enough. She thinks the city needs a different mayor.
'Rubber Stamp' on School Closings? No Way, Board Member Says DNAI: Former NU President Henry Bienen insisted, "I've never talked to the mayor" on school closings.
Here's One Parent's Story About the Closing of Her Neighborhood CPS School Chicago Magazine: Trumbull Elementary was closed by a unanimous vote of the school board today, despite parents' claims that the school is not underutilized—if special-education students are considered.