This article tests the assumption that schools close disproportionately in disadvantaged parts of the city in order to explain where schools close in Chicago. It does so by introducing a new CPS closings data set.This data set sheds some light on the phenomenon by identifying 130 schools that closed over time, twenty-seven ZIP codes that experienced CPS closings, and three demographic characteristics of each ZIP code. As a result, the dataset helps to explain how CPS closings relate to race, income, and location.
Johnson, Randall K., "Where Schools Close in Chicago" (2014). Journal Articles. 124.