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Chicago Public Schools will be closed for a second day tomorrow because of the extreme weather.

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Just three of the nearly 50 school buildings closed by Chicago Public Schools last year are now occupied again, though CPS says charter schools could move into the closed buildings if the community approves. Elizabeth Brackett has the story. Read an article.

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It's day two of the latest polar blast. How are parents grappling with Chicago Public School closures with no other options for supervising their children? Paris Schutz has the story. Send us your severe weather photos here and we'll use them in our online slideshow.

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Just months after closing 47 Chicago schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to build or expand other schools has drawn fresh outrage from teachers and parents. Phil Ponce talks with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and Chicago Board of Education Vice President Jesse Ruiz about the issue.

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Chicago Public Schools officials are calling for new charter schools despite massive neighborhood school closings and deep budget cuts. Elizabeth Brackett has the details. Read CPS's full proposal.

School Closings

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The Chicago School Board voted to close 50 CPS schools. We share what some of you had to say in tonight's Viewer Feedback.

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The Chicago School Board voted to close 49 elementary schools and one high school program in the largest shutdown in U.S. history.

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Is it worth it? Chicago School Board President David Vitale joins us to discuss the board’s polarizing decision to close 50 schools.

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Chicago teachers, parents and students march for a third day to protest impending school closures. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.

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Meet Jeanne Olson, a CPS parent who's trying to translate the district's complicated school closings formula into plain English -- for other parents to understand.

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The Chicago Teachers Union promises to launch a political campaign to defeat Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Elizabeth Brackett has the latest.

School Safety

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We share some of your thoughts about school safety in tonight’s Viewer Feedback.

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We spoke with Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis about school safety, closings and more. Read what she had to say.

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We have heard a lot about school closings, but where exactly will affected Chicago students attend school next year? View our interactive map to make sense of the shuffle.

School Closings Rally

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We read some of your thoughts about the school closings protest rally in tonight's Viewer Feedback.

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Both sides admit that closing schools means chaos for students, families and educators. But is this a necessary step for reform? We discuss the future of Chicago Public Schools.