| May 26, 2020
All but four Chicago Public Schools in Austin could see an increase in their budgets for the 20-21 school year. The Chicago Board of Education still needs to approved the school district’s $2.8 billion budget; that’s expected to happen sometime this summer.
| March 5, 2014
State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) wants a panel to evaluate whether the mayor should continue appointing the Chicago Board of Education.
| May 22, 2013
The fate of 53 elementary schools will be decided; over 3,800 students from five Austin buildings could be affected
| May 21, 2013
Austin resident, parent and teacher Brandon Johnson says that despite community objections to school closings, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett have made up their minds.
| March 28, 2013
After the district released a finalized school closing list, protesters show up in large numbers to inform others of the “injustices.”
| March 23, 2013
The CPS list released late Thursday confirmed four Austin schools are slated to be shuttered.
| March 22, 2013
Chicago Public Schools announces the closure of 11 percent of elementary schools, believed to be the largest ever undertaken in the country.
| March 7, 2013
New report suggests that CPS has the ability to close or shake up dozens of schools by next year.
| September 19, 2012
As many celebrate the end of teachers strike, one West Side advocate expresses concerns about the agreement to tie teacher evaluations to student test scores.
| September 13, 2012
With teachers still picketing on day four, residents wait for an agreement that will allow kids to go back to school.