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Positive effects seen from NYC H.S. closures

The closure of low-performing high schools in New York brought considerable resistance from communities, but the end result may have been positive.

Carroll Co. resident hopes board faces hard facts

We respond to a letter that says school board shouldn't push the panic button whenever it might be necessary to close a school.

Time to call it a band. And a school.

We bid farewell to one of the Chicago area's premier high school marching bands on our way to the largest marching event in the nation.

Dyett hunger strikers get a small win

Protesters will continue a hunger strike, even after Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a decent-sounding compromise.

Dyett hunger strikers go to Washington

Federal officials heard about the hunger strike at Dyett HS in Chicago, but we wonder, What good will come of it?

Lincoln-Way CHSD 210 votes to close North H.S.

A high school that rose during the pre-recession housing boom in Chicago's southwest suburbs will close at the end of this school year.

Courts may consider disparate impact analysis

A SCOTUS case from Texas seriously tested the use of disparate impact theory in racial discrimination claims. Victory.

Books thrown out as Balto. high school closes

Some books, maybe more than 1,000, were thrown into the trash or recycled as Baltimore City closed one of its high schools. Pitiful.

US to investigate civil rights charges against CPS

The US Dept of Ed will investigate allegations that Chicago school officials violated the civil rights of students at Dyett HS.

Cool US map: How much snow will close schools?

An online news outlet published a map showing how much snow it takes in each county across America to get a snow day.