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September 17, 2014

Some Chicago Parents Say School Closures Created Problems

After the closure of 49 schools in 2013, some Chicago Public Schools' parents say they are concerned about classroom overcrowding and $50 million in district budget cuts this year.

January 29, 2014

Atlanta-Area Parents Worried, Angry After Students Stranded By Winter Storm

A winter storm leaves more than 10,000 Atlanta-area students stuck in their schools and buses. Parents wonder why classes were held on Tuesday.

December 11, 2013

New Orleans Parents' Petition To Save School From Closing Hits Roadblock

Louisiana's so-called "reverse trigger" law can't help New Orleans parents return control of a high school to the local school board.

July 17, 2013

Lawsuits Seeking to Halt Chicago Schools Closures Go to Court

Opponents of Chicago's decision to close 49 elementary schools will be in federal court this week to argue that the large-scale closings violate the civil rights of students with special needs and African-American students.

June 06, 2013

Storify: Parents Taking Assertive Stance in Children's Education

The response to recent school closings illustrates some of the ways parents are asserting themselves, as highlighted in this Education Week Storify.

June 05, 2013

Professor: Time to Redefine 'Data' for School Closings

Parent and community input, and the historical perspective of a community, represent overlooked data sets in decisions about school closings, according to Muhammad Khalifa, an assistant professor of educational administration at Michigan State University in East Lansing.

May 24, 2013

Chicago Parents Prepare for New Reality After School Closures

Chicago parent organizers who lost their plea to keep 49 public elementary schools open say they will continue pressing their concerns even as they prepare for the transition.

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