Closings, But Fewer Of Them

ClosingclosedCity will close one school, give an overhaul to second Tribune
Chicago Public Schools officials announced Friday that they will close one North Side elementary school and turn over a South Side grade school to a private management company that plans to fill it with highly qualified teachers.

Summer rebirth slated for lowest-scoring school Sun Times
Saddled with the worst four-year test score average in Chicago, Harvard Elementary will be handed over to a not-for-profit company and will reopen this fall with the same kids but a new staff under a summer "turnaround" plan announced Friday.

Chicago Scales Back School Closings WBEZ
Chicago Public Schools wants to close down only one underperforming school this June. The move is a step away from the more aggressive school closings policy pushed by the district in recent years.

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