Tag Archives: CPS school closings

CN August 29, 2013

Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George isn’t happy about the way the press has covered the pope’s “who am I to judge” comment about same-gender marriage. And the Sun-Times’ Mark Brown got an earful on the topic when the Cardinal invited him … Continue reading

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CN May 23, 2013

Well, It’s essentially over. CPS voted yesterday to close 49 elementary schools, to co-locate 11 others, and perform “turnarounds” at five additional schools. Three of Chicago’s most distinguished education reporters, who were present at the marathon meeting, filed their stories … Continue reading

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CN May 16, 2013

Mayor Emanuel announces Elevate Chicago – a kind of marriage of the already-announced plan to renovate Navy Pier with some kind of new stadium at McCormick Place for DePaul (or maybe not just for DePaul, who knows?) Springfield manages to … Continue reading

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CN May 9, 2013

Would you like to see first-hand why the issue of charter schools in Chicago is so contentious? A proud charter school mom says she wants fully equal funding for charters – dollar for dollar – the same as traditional public … Continue reading

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CN April 18, 2013

The U.S. Senate has rejected pretty much any form of firearms regulation, but in Chicago there’s a resigned attitude that very little of the proposed legislation would have made much difference here anyway. Panelist Alex Keefe (WBEZ) brings the story … Continue reading

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CN April 4, 2013

We’ve all become accustomed to the routine. There’s a shooting, and the police call the incident “gang-related”. Well, one or more of the participants may have, at some time been associated with a gang, but what does “gang-related” really mean? … Continue reading

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CN March 29, 2013

Governor Pat Quinn offered a serious admonition to Chicago Public Schools leadership about closing 50-some elementary schools when he stopped by for a special edition of Chicago Newsroom on Friday. “That has to be done with extreme care,” he warned. … Continue reading

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CN March 28, 2013

This week brought us the imagery of a large-scale rally in the Daley Center in opposition to Mayor Emanuel’s proposed closing of more the 50 elementary schools. When the Mayor returned from vacation, he announced that the time for debate … Continue reading

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CN March 21, 2013

Well, it’s official. 30,000 CPS students will be moved around in September as 61 buildings close and even more are turned over to private operators. And in Uptown and the City’s northeast, thousands of units of low-income housing are being … Continue reading

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CN March 14, 2013

We have a new pope. But big changes may be coming to the Chicago Archdiocese, too, since Cardinal George has submitted his resignation and Pope Francis has the option to replace him. And any New Cardinal will face daunting challenges. … Continue reading

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