CPS has announced revisions to the plans for closing 9 schools, and the Tribune reports that roughly 5 schools might get off the consolidation list by the time all is said and done tomorrow. On WTTW, CPS's security chief claims that the use of the Fire Department isn't a last-minute addition. WBEZ says that access to schools is being limited by CPS concerned about critical media coverage.
Fewer than 5 CPS schools expected to be spared Tribune: Pressured for months by teachers, community leaders and aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked school board is nonetheless expected on Wednesday to approve closing all but a few of the 53 elementary schools the administration wants to shut down.
CPS School Closings: District Revises Plans for Nine Possible Closures DNAI: The district focused on safety issues in response to opposition to closures from hearing officers.
Kohn students would pass many vacant homes on path to Lavizzo Sun Times: If the school board votes Wednesday to close Kohn Elementary School, some of its students will be sent farther south in Roseland to Lavizzo Elementary. Longtime Kohn volunteer Nancy Thomas counts the vacant properties along the way.
Few Chicago school closings will move kids to top-performing schools WBEZ: The biggest reason Chicago’s school district says it’s closing 53 grammar schools is to give students a better education.
Chicago students help get fish spy camera underwater in Antarctica WBEZ: The swimming pool at Lindblom Math and Science Academy in West Englewood is not exactly an arctic environment. But a group of Chicago students last week tested the warm waters with a fish spy camera vehicle designed to study Antarctic icefish. The goofy-looking icefish are some of the many species at the poles who could be at risk quickly-changing temperatures due to climate change.