School Closings

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School closings hardest on African-Americans because of population shifts, mayor says

7 March 2013 | 7:26 pm Nine out of 10 Chicago Public School students potentially impacted by school closings are African-American because their neighborhoods suffered population losses, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday. One day after a community activist branded the disproportionate impact on black students a lawsuit waiting to happen, Emanuel renewed his commitment to forge ahead with a politically explosive …

Commission: Chicago has capacity for 80 school closings , shake-ups

7 March 2013 | 5:36 pm After four months of public hearings and review, the commission charged with studying school closings in Chicago has determined the school district has enough staff and available space to pull off 80 school shake-ups, including closings and total staff overhauls known as turnarounds. Thats five times the number Chicago has ever undertaken in a single year. The district-appointed commission …

How school closings affect children

7 March 2013 | 4:31 pm The School Reform Commission in Philadelphia is about to decide whether to go ahead with an unprecedented and controversial plan to close 29 public schools . (There were more schools on the list but activists got about 10 removed). To understand what is at stake for affected students and educators in Philadelphia — and in other cities where closing schools has become a popular reform tactic …

Chicago School Closings To hit Black students hardest, study finds …

8 March 2013 | 1:15 am rahm Under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools may close 129 schools to save money, and African-American students will bear the brunt of the displacement. Of the schools slated for closing, 103 have a student

OUT & ABOUT: It's School-Closing Day | Philadelphia Public Record

7 March 2013 | 8:15 pm BY DENISE CLAY/ If you're not busy today, and you're a fight fan, you might want to head down to 440 N. Broad Street, otherwise known as the School District of Philadelphia building. I say this because if you like a good fight,

School closings have consequences. | Fred Klonsky

7 March 2013 | 5:31 pm (Jose M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune)Despite the claims by some Chicago education and political leaders that mass school closings will boost student learning outcomes, closing schools usually does little to raise so-called

BS PHOTO bmz-849 Baltimore County School Closings

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