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.
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.
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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