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Mayor, You Stole My Children’s Safe, Sane Neighborhood School

Irene Robinson expressed her desire to take her grandchildren to Anthony Overton Elementary School again, The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) district decided to shutter the building for good in 2014. Overton Elementary, at 221 E. 49th St. in the Bronzeville neighborhood, is one of 50 schools the [...]

Mayor, You Stole My Children’s Safe, Sane Neighborhood School2016-11-29T17:37:43+00:00

Feds Investigating Claim Of Civil Rights Violations In Schools On Chicago’s South Side

Irene Robinson wraps her arm around her grandchild, who attended Anthony Overton Elementary School in Chicago [2013]. The school is one of 48 now shuttered because of a budget deficit. Many parents have voiced concerns about the closures. Photograph by Michael By Joseph Erbentraut | Originally Published [...]

Feds Investigating Claim Of Civil Rights Violations In Schools On Chicago’s South Side2016-11-29T17:37:46+00:00

On the Journey For Justice Newark Parents Cheer Federal Investigation Into Controversial School Plan

Parents and advocates gather at Newark City Hall after U.S. Department of Education opened a civil rights investigation into the city's school reorganization plan. By Peggy McGlone | Originally Published at New Jersey Dot Com. - The Star-Ledger. July 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM, updated July 24, [...]

On the Journey For Justice Newark Parents Cheer Federal Investigation Into Controversial School Plan2016-11-29T17:37:49+00:00

School Closures: A New Version of Separate and Unequal

Photograph; Students walk through the Loop March 25, 2013, to protest plan to close 50 Chicago elementary schools. | Scott Olson/Getty ImagesYour Take: Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, black communities are fighting a new threat that is destroying educational opportunities. By Jitu Brown [...]

School Closures: A New Version of Separate and Unequal2016-11-29T17:38:00+00:00

Amid Mass School Closings, a Slow Death for Some

Walter Dyett High School, pictured here, is being phased out by the Chicago Public Schools. Since 2001, the district has closed, phased-out or turned around about 150 schools. The vast majority of the students affected by the school closures have been poor or African American. Introductory Essay [...]

Amid Mass School Closings, a Slow Death for Some2016-11-29T17:38:23+00:00

Local School Councils Fight for Students’ Human Rights

By Bob George and Betsy L. Angert | Published at EmpathyEducates. Today, Chicago Public Schools again asserted that there was a way to "improve" community schools, cut budgets, $52 million dollars worth. The decision to eliminate administrative and operational expenses is touted as a means to help [...]

Local School Councils Fight for Students’ Human Rights2016-11-29T17:38:48+00:00

Chicago Faces 49 School Closures. Parents Speak Out

The city of Chicago is among many urban areas facing school closures as a result of budget cuts and declining student population. This has parents concerned about their kids' safety as they will have to travel farther to get to school. Kenwood Oakland parent Jeanette Taylor reminds [...]

Chicago Faces 49 School Closures. Parents Speak Out2016-11-29T17:38:53+00:00

Are Recent School Closings A Civil Rights Issue?

By Faiven Feshazion | Originally Published at Melisa Harris Perry Show. January 29, 2013 | Updated January 7, 2013 Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy There are an overwhelming number of reports that hundreds of schools across the country are scheduled [...]

Are Recent School Closings A Civil Rights Issue?2014-02-19T15:28:13+00:00

Education Department to Hear School Closing Complaints

Photograph; Mark Makela for The New York Times | The Philadelphia school system plans to close 37 schools, including University City High School, by June. By Jon Hurdle The New York Times. January 28, 2013 PHILADELPHIA — The United States Department of Education is investigating complaints that [...]

Education Department to Hear School Closing Complaints2013-12-30T18:31:52+00:00