The class action lawsuit was denied on Monday, cuts could affect community schools most of all, Safe Passages remains a question mark, and more….
Court challenges to school closings flunk test Chicago Tribune: They were filed by Chicago Public Schools parents whose children would be affected by the closings. In a 26-page opinion released late Friday, U.S. District …
Chicago School Closings Worry Poor Neighborhoods AP: To Carolyn Lang, West Pullman Elementary is more than the school across the street her children attended a quarter-century ago. It’s where she turned for help when the lock on her front door froze and where school workers watch from their windows to make sure she doesn’t fall victim to crime in an impoverished corner of the city wracked by violence, including two men found shot to death in a car just days ago.
Emanuel Takes on Powerful Teacher’s Union as Chicago’s Woes …Newsmax.com: The reason for the bold cutbacks is the $1 billion deficit facing Chicago Public Schools, with about 40 percent of the total shortfall in pension obligations.
Community schools in jeopardy with budget cuts Catalyst: Chicago’s 150 community schools provide after-school and specialty programs in partnership with outside organizations. The goal is to provide expanded learning opportunities for children—most in lower-income neighborhoods—as well as programs to address students’ health and social-emotional needs. Families are part of the mix, too; some community schools offer GED classes or other programs for parents.
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