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August 26, 2013

Chicago Leaders Report Smooth First Day as Closure Concerns Linger

More than 12,000 Chicago students are attending different schools this year after city leaders closed nearly 50 elementary schools earlier this year.

August 26, 2013

Anxious Day in Chicago as Schools Open

After shutting down almost 50 elementary schools, the city's education leaders face a big test of safety and order on the first day of classes.

August 13, 2013

Plaintiffs in Chicago School Closures Lawsuits Denied Class-Action

Thousands of students will attend different schools when classes begin Aug. 26 after their home schools were shuttered in a wave of closures meant to help fill a $1 billion budget deficit.

August 01, 2013

Judge: Chicago School Closings Can Proceed

A judge in Cook County, Ill., has denied a motion to stop 10 of the district's 49 planned school closings this year.

July 19, 2013

Chicago District to Lay Off More Than 2,100 Educators

District officials say a steep rise in pension costs is forcing them to eliminate jobs.

July 16, 2013

Fight Over Chicago School Closures Goes to Court This Week

Two federal lawsuits are seeking to halt or delay the massive school closures as district officials forge ahead with their transition plans.

June 17, 2013

Chicago's Plans for 'Safe Passage' in Demand After School Closures

District and city officials announce a slate of service requests they have filled to make transition to new school assignments safer for students.

June 11, 2013

Charter Discipline Policies Protested in Chicago

Protesters call for more attention to be paid to charter schools' expulsion policies in Chicago.

June 06, 2013

Chicago Charter Network Stems Dropout Tide in City

Youth Connection Charter Schools serve thousands of dropouts from Chicago public schools and have helped drive down the city's overall dropout rate.

May 22, 2013

Chicago Board Votes to Close 49 Elementary Schools

After months of protests and last-minute pleas to stop the massive closure, the local board of education supports Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to shut down campuses in an effort to stave off a looming $1 billion deficit.

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