A judge in Cook County, Ill., has denied a motion to stop 10 of the district's 49 planned school closings this year.
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August 01, 2013
July 19, 2013
District officials say a steep rise in pension costs is forcing them to eliminate jobs.
July 16, 2013
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
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
Protesters call for more attention to be paid to charter schools' expulsion policies in Chicago.
June 06, 2013
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
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.
May 20, 2013
As the Chicago Board of Education prepares to vote this week, strong protests against massive school closures in the city continue.
May 15, 2013
The lawsuits, filed in federal court on behalf of parents, allege that the district is violating the civil rights of special education students and African-American students.
April 24, 2013
Chicago students join increasing numbers of protests around the country objecting to what some say is an overuse of standardized tests.