Tuesday Morning News, Part 2

The usual "what's new this year" stories that editors assign, plus one slightly more in-depth piece about the turnaround at Orr:

Students return to changes Tribune

The state's largest school district has 11 new charter schools, 10 more

magnet schools and one new gifted school taking over buildings that

previously housed schools that were either consolidated with others or

shuttered as part of a controversial plan introduced in the spring to

close schools because of low enrollment.

New CPS school offers high-tech education Sun Times

Freshmen won't need book bags filled with textbooks or even pencils

and pens when they walk into the new Chicago public high school opening

today in the old Austin High building.

Entrepreneurs Transform Chicago Schools NPR


Chicago public schools were once considered the worst urban school

system in America. Now, they are perhaps the nation's biggest

laboratory for school reform. The city has turned over large parts of

the system to groups of education entrepreneurs.

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