The Answer Sheet: School Closures

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Three days of marches in Chicago to protest school closings

Three days of demonstrations to protest the closing of 54 schools in Chicago starts Saturday.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Protests Planned This Weekend, School Closures

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/23/2013

The color of school closures

Who is most affected by public school closures in major cities?

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:33 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  An Infographic, School Closures

Posted at 06:50 PM ET, 02/04/2010

Why haven't all school systems decided to close on Friday?

I’d like to know why all of the school systems in the Washington area haven’t already ordered schools closed for tomorrow. My colleagues Michael Birnbaum and Jenna Johnson have reported that school systems are weighing what to do for tomorrow because of the foreboding weather forecasts, but doing it with an eye on how many days they have in their scheduled for such events and how many have already been used.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:50 PM ET, 02/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health | Tags:  school closures

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 01/08/2010

Tread carefully when snow flies

A few words to those parents who are griping because their kid’s school opened late this morning or was closed for the day: Knock it off. It has become almost a sport among people I know to complain every time the weather turns lousy and school system officials decide that conditions are severe enough to alter the regular school routine. “The snow barely touched the ground,” you might hear.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:11 PM ET, 01/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parents | Tags:  school closures, weather