The historic closing of 49 elementary schools in Chicago left many parents bitter and feeling left out as they try to get involved in new schools. Yet parent engagement is essential for school improvement, and principals are faced with the challenge of building trust at schools that scored poorly on surveys of parent involvement.
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Protesters march against school closings
Protesters marched Monday to oppose CPS plans to shut down under-enrolled neighborhood schools. They also voiced criticism of charter schools and tax-increment financing districts, charging that they drain money from neighborhood schools.
After the march, supporters – including many teachers – rallied inside the Hyatt Regency Chicago, protesting Hyatt’s participation in a Hyde Park development that received tax-increment financing dollars.