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Under a revised plan, students at Hope, Harper and TEAM Englewood high schools will now be allowed to stay at their schools through graduation instead of being forced out this summer.

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About 15,000 Chicago Public Schools students are homeless, and a proposal to close four Englewood high schools would disproportionately harm part of that population, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless says. 

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A rendering of the proposed 1,200-student Englewood high school building. (Chicago Public Schools)

Chicago Public Schools’ plan to build a new $85 million high school in Englewood, and shutter four existing schools, is proving to be a hard sell for several area residents.

Union claims schools closings may violate labor contract

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Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey said Monday that proposed school closings may violate its labor agreement with CPS. (Chicago Tonight)

As CPS presses ahead with plans to open a new, state-of-the-art high school in Englewood, the Chicago Teachers Union is stepping up its campaign against the most controversial part of that plan.

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A new rendering released Friday of the proposed 1,200-student Englewood high school building. (Chicago Public Schools)

Chicago Public Schools is moving ahead with its plan to shutter four Englewood-area high schools in favor of what it says will be a new “state-of-the-art” neighborhood option with an $85 million price tag.

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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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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

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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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

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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(Steven Kevil / Wikimedia Commons)

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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