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Barbara Byrd-Bennett Forty-eight of the 50 elementary schools the Chicago Public Schools board of education voted to close Wednesday will be shuttered in June. The other two will get short reprieves.
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 52 comments on Thu May 23, 2013 at 01:30 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
Thousands rallied in protest of the planned closing of 54 Chicago public schools this week, with more than 120 ticketed by police after sitting down in the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 45 comments on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) today announced that as the city braces itself for the largest assault on public education in the country, thousands of parents, students, teachers, clergy, citizens ...
by Tristero 312
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue May 14, 2013 at 08:41 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Why are so many of Chicago Financial elite so interested in public education? Like sleek predator birds circling a large wounded animal, Chicago's economic royalist are eyeing the Chicagol Public ...
by pdanoki
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2015 at 04:13 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Hundreds of music, art, world language and core content teachers added to school rolls to enhance Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s program for a longer school day will likely be cut as a result of the new ...
by Tristero 312
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 12:15 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Last night, dozens of Chicagoans collected toilet paper in downtown Chicago to donate to schools in the fall. CPS Teacher Michelle Gunderson explains why : “In many schools, including mine, ...
by Tristero 312
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 10:11 AM PDT with 9 Recommends
Mayor Rahm Emanuel names Barbara Byrd-Bennett as the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools at a news conference in October 2012. In a page out of "...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 07:43 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
In October 2012, the Chicago Board of Education voted to hire Barbara Byrd-Bennett as the school system's "Chief Executive Officer" following the dumping of Jean-Claude Brizard. The ...
by Hyde Park Johnny
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 04:31 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Yesterday at the Chicago Board of Education meeting, a meeting where the main topic of discussion were draconian budget cuts, students from Chicago Students Organizing to Save Our Schools took over ...
by Tristero 312
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 09:09 AM PDT with 5 Recommends