PSAT for 1-3-12: New challenges for a new year

Ready for battle?

There are important opportunities coming up right away to voice your concerns about one of the greatest scourges of public education today: disruptive school closings/interventions.

Beginning this Friday, January 6, and repeating again, same time, same places, on Friday January 20, hearings will be held all over Chicago on the school district’s plans to shut down, turnaround or otherwise intervene in schools.

Then, between Monday, January 23 and Friday, February 3, additional hearings will take place downtown at Chicago Public Schools headquarters.

The full schedule is below. You can read about CPS’s plans and justifications for their actions at each school here.

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Schedule of community hearings, two for each of the following schools at the following locations:

Friday January 6 and Friday, January 20, from 6 pm to 8 pm*

ACT Charter and Nash Co-location hearing at Austin HS, 231 N Pine

Best Practice HS Closing hearing at Cregier/Noble St.-Bulls H.S, 2040 W. Adams St.

Chi Arts and Doolittle Co-location hearing at Dunbar, 3000 S. King Dr

Dyett HS Phase-out hearing at Charles A. Hayes Center, 4859 S. Wabash Ave.

Guggenheim Closing hearing at Shiloh Baptist Church, 7050 S. Racine Ave.

Lathrop Closing hearing at Collins High School, 1313 S. Sacramento Dr.

Price Closing hearing at King High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd.

Reed Closing hearing at Antioch Baptist Church, 6248 S. Stewart Ave.

Crane Closing hearing, Talent Development Co-location hearing, Malcolm X College, 1900 W Van Buren (*these hearings will extend to 9 pm)

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Schedule of public hearings at CPS (one for each affected school)

Monday, January 23

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Price Closing hearing at 125 S Clark Street, 5th floor Board Chambers

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Reed Closing hearing at 125 S Clark Street, 5th floor Board Chambers

Tuesday, January 24

5:30 to 8:30 pm – Crane Closing hearing, Talent Development Co-location hearing at 125 S Clark Street, 5th floor Board Chambers

Wednesday, January 25

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Best Practice HS Closing hearing at 125 S Clark Street, Rm 1550

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – ACT Charter and Nash Co-location hearing at 125 S Clark Street, 5th floor Board Chambers

Thursday, January 26

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Chi Arts and Doolittle Co-location hearing at 125 S Clark Street, 5th floor Board Chambers

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Guggenheim Closing hearing at 125 S Clark Street, 5th floor Board Chambers

Friday, January 27

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Dyett HS Phase-out hearing at 125 S Clark Street, 5th floor Board Chambers

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Lathrop Closing hearing at 125 S Clark Street, 5th floor Board Chambers

Monday, January 30

5:30-7:30 p.m. – Casals AUSL Turnaround hearing, at 125 S. Clark St, 5th Floor Board Chambers

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Piccolo AUSL Turnaround hearing, at 125 S. Clark St, 5th Floor Board Chambers

Tuesday, January 31

5:30-7:30 p.m. – Herzl AUSL Turnaround hearing at 125 S. Clark St, 5th Floor Board Chambers

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Stagg AUSL Turnaround hearing, at 125 S. Clark St, 5th Floor Board Chambers

Wednesday, February 1

5:30-7:30 p.m. – Fuller AUSL Turnaround hearing, at 125 S. Clark St, 5th Floor Board Chambers

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Woodson South OSI Turnaround hearing, at 125 S. Clark St, 5th Floor Board Chambers

Thursday, February 2

5:30-7:30 p.m. – Marquette AUSL Turnaround hearing, at 125 S. Clark St, 5th Floor Board Chambers

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Smith OSI Turnaround hearing, at 125 S. Clark St, 5th Floor Board Chambers

Friday, February 3

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Chicago Vocational OSI HS Turnaround hearing at 125 S. Clark St, 5th Floor Board Chambers

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm – Tilden OSI Turnaround hearing, at 125 S. Clark St, 5th Floor Board Chambers

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