Don't Ruin Jones Prep

The plan for the new Jones Prep is shaping up for next year, with what some are describing as a massive attendance zone (Grand to 26th, west to Ashland) and a cutoff for programs that will exclude neighborhood kids and could reduce the school's much-admired racial and economic diversity.

Jones flaws exposed Chicago Journal: The area covered is massive, and clearly illustrates the fact that Chicago Public Schools officials finally recognize the need for a downtown high school. But the more we read into the plan, the more we realized its flaws.

CPS reveals Jones Prep neighborhood boundaries Chicago Journal (blog): Jones College Prep's new building in the South Loop is on track to open in fall 2013, and Chicago Public Schools officials are keeping their promise to give neighborhood kids a leg up on admission.

The Best Bargain in American Education Education Week (commentary): Some schools, like Jones College Prep in Chicago, are among the most racially balanced secondary schools in town.

Jones Prep plan for local kids detailed Chicago Journal: CPS said they’d provide 300 neighborhood seats at Jones, but how exactly students would be integrated into Jones was a mystery up until recently.


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