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Chicago Public Schools

Mayor isn’t promising to follow hearing officers’ school-closing recommendations

CPS won't take recommendations against closings

Hearing officers oppose 14 of closings planned by CPS

CPS quietly lowers its estimated cost savings from closing 54 schools

Chicago Public Schools raises questions with $162 million capital budget

CPS cuts standardized test for youngest students

Study: 20 to 30 percent of CPS students rarely use technology in school

Board of education tentatively moves forward on school closings

Foreshadowing a vote next month to close 54 Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Board of Education adopted a resolution Wednesday that will add $363.7 million to the CPS annual capital budget. Of that, approximately $217 million is allocated to cover costs directly related to school closings, including the costs of repairs to buildings that would take in students from schools slated to close.

Despite a 6-0 vote approving the supplemental budget, a few board members voiced concern about the closings.  

Concept Schools gets a green light

Charter school parents form advocacy group