Big news. Closing schools -- a big part of "Renaissance 2010" -- doesn't work as it's been done. A new study of the Duncan-era practice of closing failing schools finds that too few students were sent to substantially better schools after their original schools closed:
Most students were sent to low-performing schools like those they left, and performed no better in their new ones, a study finds.
Chicago Public Schools began closing schools for poor performance and
low-enrollment back in 2001, it ignited a fire that has never quite
CPS School Closings Neither Help Nor Hurt Learning WBEZ
A study out today finds that CPS's practice of shutting down schools has not helped the vast majority of kids academically.
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