City 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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