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March 29, 2013

Chicago School Closings: Protests and Explanations

Teachers, activists, and community members gathered in Chicago this week to protest the district's plan to close dozens of schools.

March 21, 2013

Dozens of Chicago Schools to Close

As many as 50 elementary schools in Chicago will close after this school year.

April 06, 2012

Fourteen of 20 Largest Districts Report No Bullying, Harassment

The districts reported no allegations of sexual harassment, no disciplinary actions as a result of bullying or harassment on the basis of sex, or no students who reported being bullied or harassed on the basis of sex, the American Association of University Women has found.

February 10, 2012

Chicago Schools to Stock EpiPens; States, Feds May Follow Suit

The measures follow the deaths of two children who had allergic reactions at school but were not injected with the pens, which can treat the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction.

December 30, 2011

District Dossier's Year in Review: Scandals and Superintendent Moves

Test tampering in Atlanta, Arlene Ackerman's departure from Philadelphia: both were among the most-read blog posts in District Dossier in 2011.

November 29, 2011

Chicago Plans Turnaround Effort for Ten Low-Performing Schools

Chicago is investing $20 million in the effort to improve the schools, which enroll about 5,800 students.

November 01, 2011

Chicago Schools Serving Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics

For the first time in perhaps decades, Chicago public school students are eating roasted chicken cooked from scratch at school. But the chicken on lunch trays today is special for reasons beyond the fact that its not in the form of nuggets or patties: It was raised without the use of antibiotics.

October 19, 2011

Longer School Day Proposal In Chicago May Go To Court

The district's teacher union sees the proposal to extend the school day as a way to get teachers to work longer without extra pay.

August 23, 2011

Chicago to Lengthen School Day and Year

The additional instructional time is proposed to begin in the 2012-13 school year.

June 23, 2011

Student Performance Part of Superintendents' Contracts

Los Angeles and Chicago are two districts where superintendents will be evaluated on whether students achieve certain academic measures.

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