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Ken Bennett previously served under Rahm Emanuel and former President Barack Obama. (Ken Bennett / Facebook)

Ken Bennett has served as an aide under Barack Obama, Harold Washington and Rahm Emanuel. On Wednesday, he called out the Chicago Public Schools CEO for the district’s plan to close four Englewood high schools next year.

NTA Conversion, Ogden-Jenner Merger Among Proposals

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As Chicago Public Schools' five-year moratorium on school closures draws to an end, the district announced plans Friday for a new series of school closings, conversions and consolidations.

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A day before the Chicago Public Schools system is set to confirm which schools it plans to close next year, teachers say they’re already getting word. And the Chicago Teachers Union is pushing back. 

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A day before Chicago Public Schools is expected to unveil its action plan following a five-year neighborhood school closing moratorium, the district announced it will move to shutter one charter school and authorize another.

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With CPS enrollment down by 32,000—and the school-closing moratorium coming to an end—is another wave of Chicago school closings possible? WBEZ reporter Sarah Karp joins us in discussion.

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Under its accountability guidelines, the Board of Education can opt to revoke or not renew charters that have been placed on an academic warning list.

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A controversial plan to convert a high-performing Near South Side elementary school into a neighborhood high school will move forward, Chicago Public Schools announced Friday.

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Following a highly controversial move in 2013 to close 50 elementary schools, Chicago Public Schools has sought to sell the vacant properties. Find out who is buying the shuttered schools, how much they’re paying, and what the sites could be used for.

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School closings, ethics probes and more; we have the latest City Council news from our aldermanic roundtable.

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Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett joins us to discuss her Five Year Plan. 

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the nomination of Zachary Fardon as U.S. Attorney, and the impact of the school closings vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s popularity.

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Now that the School Board has voted to close 50 schools, what happens next? We have analysis.

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After months of community meetings, debate and protest, the Chicago School Board is set to vote on possibly closing 54 schools. Elizabeth Brackett previews Wednesday's vote.

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Federal class action lawsuits were filed today on behalf of parents and the Chicago Teachers Union to stop the Chicago Board of Education from closing 53 elementary schools and one high school program. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.

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We hear the latest plans for School Safety in the wake of CPS closings. Visit our Safe Passage story for web-exclusive videos and a detailed slideshow about the program, read a Q&A with CTU President Karen Lewis, view a map of closing and receiving schools, and a timeline of CPS closures. Read a recap of our live online chat.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists delve further into the CPS school closings in this web-exclusive conversation.