Wow -- two more last-minute reprieves, according to a press release just sent out by CPS (below).
Lincoln Park schools spared Sun Times
Huberman said Deneen and McCorkle are "the two bottom performers" among
the 29 TAP schools and others are "lined up" to replace them.
of Education Considers School
guess CPS to some degree is listening to some degree is listening to
what the community is saying. I know not every school has been pulled
off the list, and I really hope that every other school gets the same
fortune as we do. But at least they are starting to hear it."
Two More Schools Spared Closure WBEZ
"It's not a fait accompli. We go in saying we know there's a lot
of information that we don't know."
What do you think really prompted the changes, and did they give the right schools a break?
"Chicago Public Schools Chief Executive Officer Ron Huberman announced
today that he is removing William H. Prescott Elementary School, 1632 W.
Wrightwood, from the school actions list that is to be submitted to the
Chicago Board of Education tomorrow,
Huberman also said he is also suspending a proposal regarding the
consolidation of Guglielmo Marconi Elementary School, 230 N Kolmar.
"Huberman said CPS officials have received substantial input from the
Prescott School community regarding plans to increase the school's
enrollment for the next school year. Prescott was proposed for closing
because of under-enrollment. The school has less than 200 students and a
design capacity to accommodate 600.
"The school community at Prescott has put forth a variety of plans on
how they would improve enrollment, and we are going to give them the
opportunity to do that," Huberman said. The success of those efforts
will be reviewed this fall, he said.
"Marconi was proposed to be consolidated with George W. Tilton School,
also because of under-enrollment. Marconi currently has an enrollment of
236 students with a design capacity of almost 800.
Huberman said he is suspending, for now, any proposed action involving
Marconi while CPS officials work with the school community on
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