The Dyett hunger strike, which entered its 24th day on Wednesday, has three new participants.
Chicago's Dyett High School campus will be converted into an arts-focused neighborhood high school plus an "innovation technology lab," school officials announced Thursday.
Senior citizens from Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood plan to hold a sit-in and prayer circle outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall on Wednesday morning in support of the Dyett hunger strikers.
Chicago youth organizers are set to protest outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office Tuesday morning in support of the Dyett hunger strikers and against school privatization.
Health professionals are urging Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to intervene in the controversy over Dyett High School so the hunger strike over the school's future can end.
Chicago Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th) visited the education activists who are on a hunger strike over the future of Dyett High School on Wednesday.
The Dyett hunger strikers are expected to see support Wednesday morning from American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten.
Leaders with Chicago Jobs With Justice will participate in a one-day fast on Tuesday in solidarity with the Dyett hunger strikers, who are in their second week of protesting.
Chicago education activists are in the eighth day of their hunger strike over the future of Dyett High School.