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.
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December 11, 2013
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July 17, 2013
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
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
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 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.