The Chicago Public Schools have just announced they are closing fifty-four schools. Here are some useful resources on what’s happening there, along with info on the issue of school closures in general. I hope readers will recommend more:
Chicago Says It Will Close 54 Public Schools is from The New York Times.
Chicago closing 54 schools; union leader blasts ‘outrageous’ plan is from The Washington Post.
Education researchers from CReATe find school closures do more harm than good is from an organization of Chicago researchers.
Here’s a School Closings Issue Brief from Pacer Research For Action.
Closing schools: Good Reasons and Bad Reasons is from School Finance 101.
Press Release: New Study from CReATE: School Closures will Negatively Impact Academic Performance, Destabilize Communities
Instead of closing schools, how about this? is from The Washington Post.
Race, Poverty Central To National School-Closure Debate is from NPR.
School Closings: The New Apartheid is from Jersey Jazzman.
Jack Hassard: School Closings in Our Cities: A Deep Ecological Problem is from Education Week.
School Closings: What’s the Lesson Here? is by Jack Hassard.
Proceed With Caution When Closing Schools is from Education Week.
Clear-Cutting Our Schools is from Rethinking Schools.
Mass school closings’ severe impact on lives of black, Latino students is from NBC Latino.