Apples 2 Apples & SchoolCuts.org: Media & Official Reports


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)

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)

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)

Smart Chicago: Civic Whitaker Anthology (Sept 2015)

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

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

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

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)

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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