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Examining the critical issue of public school closings in Chicago by documenting the effects of this policy on parents, children, teachers and the city itself

The Schools Project documents the 2013 closing of 47 Chicago public elementary schools and how these closings are a microcosm of the fight for public education in America. The project is a collaboration between Media Process Educational Films, Siskel/Jacobs Productions, Kartemquin Films, the Kindling Group, and Free Spirit Media, with additional involvement of the ChicagoSun-Times, WTTW, and freelancers Rachel Dickson and Melissa Sterne.

Journalism & Media