Under a Chicago Public Schools proposal, the academy would take over
Orr High School and two feeder elementaries, Howe and Morton. The
faculty and administration would be replaced, although staff could
reapply for their jobs.
Magnet school attracts discord Tribune
Chicago residents have traditionally tried to get elite schools for
gifted students in their neighborhoods, not pushed them away. But the effort to strip a public school of its special status through a
non-binding referendum may be a first in city history, observers say.
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