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.
State Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) wants a panel to evaluate whether the mayor should continue appointing the Chicago Board of Education.
The fate of 53 elementary schools will be decided; over 3,800 students from five Austin buildings could be affected
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.
After the district released a finalized school closing list, protesters show up in large numbers to inform others of the “injustices.”
The CPS list released late Thursday confirmed four Austin schools are slated to be shuttered.
Chicago Public Schools announces the closure of 11 percent of elementary schools, believed to be the largest ever undertaken in the country.
New report suggests that CPS has the ability to close or shake up dozens of schools by next year.
By AustinTalks | 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.
With teachers still picketing on day four, residents wait for an agreement that will allow kids to go back to school.