| November 26, 2017
The Chicago Board of Education is expected in early December to take action to shutter Plato Learning Academy, a K-8 contract school that has two campuses in Austin, for failing to meet the district’s academic standards. Parents, students and community members plan to speak at the Dec. 6th board meeting in hopes of saving the school.
| August 30, 2016
It’s one of 13 events CPS is holding before classes begin next week. The Aug. 30th event takes place at Prosser from 2 to 5 p.m.
| February 25, 2016
Later this year, Austin Polytechnical Academy and Austin Entrepreneurship and Business Academy will close, while VOISE Academy will remain open.
| February 1, 2016
The Chicago Board of Education is set to approve the plan to phase out Austin Polytechnical Academy and Austin Business and Entrepreneurship Academy but keep VOISE Academy.
| November 5, 2015
The Chicago Westside branch of the NAACP is hosting the event Nov. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
| February 6, 2015
Austin resident asks CPS officials to shovel so that students now attending other elementary schools can travel safely.
| October 14, 2014
More than 50 people gathered Monday outside McNair Elementary to announce a campaign to get the issue on the February ballot.
| May 28, 2014
Chicago Citizens United to Preserve Public Education also wants the district to nullify the turnaround efforts at Ronald E. McNair Elementary and two other schools.
| May 13, 2014
Americans United for Separation of Church and State sent a letter to CPS asking that final approval be denied to Chicago Education Partnership and By the Hand Club for Kids.
| April 28, 2014
Local resident Dwayne Truss laments Mayor Rahn Emanuel’s plan and urges West and South Side residents to fight back for the sake of their children.