Apples 2 Apples & SchoolCuts.org: Media, Reports, Articles


Urban Education: “Disposable Spaces: How Special Education Enrollment Affects School Closures.” (Weber et al, 2022)

Urban Affairs Review: “Predicting school closures in an era of austerity: The case of Chicago.”  (Weber et al, 2020)

Journal of Urban Affairs: Challenging the market logic of school choice: A spatial analysis of charter school expansion in Chicago (Farmer et al, 2020)

Journal of the Knowledge Economy: Three Stages of Participatory Journalism: Co-Initiating, Co-Sensing, Co-Creating News in the Chicago SchoolCuts Case (Heikka, T., & Carayannis, E. G. 2019)

Columbia College Chicago At Risk Youths: Schools, Juvenile Delinquency, and the Prison Industrial Complex (Day, A.M. May 2018)

Education policy analysis archives. Desire for democracy: Perspectives of parents impacted by 2013 Chicago school closings. (Vaughan, K. P., & Gutierrez, R. R, 2017)

Jyväskylä studies in humanities: Dialogic Journalism How Can Journalists Participate in the Networks of Social Innovation? (Heikka, T. 2017)

Books&Ideas.net: Citizen Hacker (Mabi, C., July 2017)

Roosevelt University: “Closed by Choice: The Spatial Relationship Between Charter School Expansion, School Closures and Fiscal Stress in Chicago Public Schools”  (Farmer et al., March 2017)

Journal of the Knowledge Economy:  Three Stages of Innovation in Participatory Journalism—Co-initiating, Co-sensing, and Co-creating News in the Chicago School Cuts Case (Heikka & Carayannis, 2017)

ChicagoNow: 7 Great Things About Our Schools (Feb 2017)

Critical race spatial analysis: Mapping to understand and address educational inequity: Chapter 9-Geospatial Perspectives on Neoliberal Education Reform (Waitoller, F. R., & Radinsky, J 2017)

UIC Great Cities Institute: Why these schools? Explaining school closures in Chicago, 2000-2013 (Weber et al., November 2016)

Sunlight Foundation: The mind-boggling decentralization of education data (Sept 2016)

Alex Soble: JMO and Alex Chat about Hack Night — White Professional Privilege & Collaboration Over Code (June-July 2016)

ChicagoNow: 3 ways for Chicagoans to advocate for our schools… (May 2016)

Investytsiyi: praktyka ta dosvid: Mechanism of Interaction of Government Bodies with Citizens in the Conditions of Virtualization of Public Relations (Dzyundziuk, 2016)

Columbia Journalism Review: How One Open Data Advocate is Influencing the Discussion about Chicago Public Schools (May 2016)

WBEZ: Chicago School Budget Numbers Causing Parent Angst (May 2016)

DNAInfo:  Fearing ‘Doomsday’ Cuts, North Side Principals Rally For Equitable Funding (May 2016)

DePaul University Libraries: Chicago’s 2013 School Actions: An investigation of post-2008 racial neoliberal policy (Mohini Roy-Singh, S, Fall 2015)

Smart Chicago: Civic Whitaker Anthology (Sept 2015)

A Review of the Evidence. Collaborative for Equity & Justice in Education: Should Chicago Have an Elected Representative School Board. (Lippman et al. Feb 2015)

NextCity: Welcome to the Open Data Movement’s Turbulent Teenage Years (January 2015)

Columbia Journalism Review: The Helpful Hackers (Nov/Dec 2014)

Chicago Architecture Foundation: City of Big Data-SchoolCuts.org (May 2014)

The Chicago Open Government Movement (April 2014)

The Responsive City (Goldsmith & Crawford, 2014) Note: Unfortunately, the content describing SchoolCuts.org in this text was actually describing a different project by a different team, and misrepresents the SchoolCuts.org project. The inability of the authors to correct this error then led to misrepresentations in subsequent articles, such as “Big Data, Technical Innovation and the Smart City” (Frith, Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 2017)

WBEZ: New Illinois School Report Cards Mean Less Data (November 2013)

Chicago Tribune/Red Eye: Can You Hack It? (September 2013)

Wall Street Journal: Hackers Called Into Civic Duty (August 2013)

Engaging Cities: The real power of civic hacking lies in the delicate balance (July 2013)

Smart Collaborative: Civic Innovation Summer (July 2013)

OTL Campaign: Debunking the Myths of School Closures (July 2013)

OpenGov Hack Night: Team Discusses SchoolCuts.org:Part 1,  Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (May 2013)

SchoolCuts.org: Moxie Award Finalist for Best Civic App (May 2013)

WTTW Chicago Tonight: School Closings Analysis (May 2013)

The Beachwood Reporter: The [Thursday] Papers (May 2013)

SmartChicago Collaborative The Schoolcuts.org teams school us on how to build a civic app (May 2013)

Illinois State Board of Education: Preliminary Draft 2012-2013 Annual Report of The Illinois General Assembly’s Chicago Educational Facilities Task Force (May 2013)

WBEZ.org  Fact Check: Chicago School Closings (May 2013)

Chicago Magazine: Why Is CPS Closing an Average School? (May 2013)

WTTW Chicago Tonight: The Mom Who’s Challenging CPS On Its Data (May 2013)

Knight Foundation Blog: How the Chicago Community Trust and Open Gov Chicago are creating a new type of accountability journalism (April 2013)

Welles Park Bulldog Closing Trumbull Will Cause More Utilization Issues (April 2013)

Smart Chicago Collaborative “Schoolcuts.org: Open Data and Civil Discourse” (April 2013)

WBEZ Radio: The Hoodies, The Suits, and the Others Behind Government 2.0 (April 2013)

Washington Post: When It’s Not His Children’s School (April 2013)

ChicagoNow: What corporate education reform looks like in Chicago (April 2013)

Huffington Post: Of Rich Dad’s and iPads (April 2013)

Chicago Parent Magazine: One Parent’s Response to the Announced Chicago School Closings (March 2013)

Christian Science Monitor: Chicago’s proposed school closings called unfair to City’s poorest students (March 2013)

The Nation: Shocking Rahm’s Shock Doctrine (March 2013)

WBEZ Morningshift: Creator of SchoolCuts.org presents options in light of school closures (March 2013)

Diane Ravitch: Chalkface Interviews Karen Lewis (March 2013)

My Fox Chicago: SchoolCuts (March 2013)

WBEZ.org Chicago proposes closing 53 elementary schools, firing staff at another 6 (March 2013)

Chicagoist: CPS To Close About 50 Schools; List Could Be Released Today [UPDATE] (March 2013)

Chicago Magazine/The 312: Here Are The Chicago Public Schools Which Could Close (March 2013)

Chicago Magazine: Two Sites You Should Be Looking At As CPS Announces Massive School Closures (March 2013)

WBEZ Blog: Schoolcuts.org tries to answer “What if…?” (March 2013)

Chicago Tribune: What’s Wrong With CPS’ School Utilization Formula? (March 2013)

Chicago Tribune:  School closing critics question CPS’ ‘ideal’ class size of 30 students (March 2013)

Chicago Sun Times: Committee: CPS can close or consolidate 80 schools at most (March 2013)

Chicago Commission on Space Utilization for CPS Final Report (March 2013)

Chicago Commission on Space Utilization for CPS Interim Report (January 2013)

WBEZ.org CPS Releases Key Enrollment Figures (December 2012)

Illinois State Board of Ed: Space Utilization Testimony to Chicago Education Facilities Task Force (December 2012)

Center Square Journal: Study: Local Schools Overcrowded By State, City Standards (November 2012)

Chicago Magazine: The Geography of School Poverty in Chicago (November 2012)

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