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Seven new Renaissance 2010 schools will share space with existing CPS schools this fall, and four more new schools will move into buildings that now house schools slated to close, district officials announced at the March 25 School Board meeting.

Hundreds attend school board meeting, probably went unseen Chicago Sun-Times

Up to 800 people packed Chicago School Board headquarters Wednesday to weigh in on a controversial plan to maximize the use of half-empty school buildings — but board members probably never saw most of them.

The idea for a wrestling team came to Rob Harman, a new teacher at Howe, after the school was designated by Chicago Public Schools as in need of turning around because of chronic underperformance amid high poverty.

Chicago Public Schools officials should do a better job of informing parents about how the district is performing academically, should give families better information about school closings and share more safety and ...

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