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Chicago looks to 'turnarounds' to lift failing schools Christian Science Monitor

The drastic approach is known as "turnaround," and

Chicago is embracing it more than any US city, though it's unproven and

is controversial among teachers, many parents, and students.

3 new magnet schools on tap Sun Times

Second campuses of the hugely popular LaSalle Language Academy and

Disney Magnet are expected to emerge this fall in the aftermath of a

CPS proposal to shake up 19 schools -- the first wave of as many as 50

school closings or consolidations over the next five years.

A $340 million deficit leaves Chicago Public Schools pleading with ... Medill Reports

CPS plans to cover the remaining $250 million deficit by

drawing $50 million from its reserve fund and by budgeting $20 million

from projected increases in property tax revenue. The district

will petition legislators in Springfield for the remaining $180 million.

Whitney Young tops battle of brains again Sun-Times

Students from 30 Chicago high schools were tested on a variety of subjects, including music and speech, but only Whitney Young and seven other schools are ...

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