Chicago could fire staff at under-performing schools

Jan. 24, 2008
8 schools have been targeted for "turnaround"

In an effort to reform eight chronically under-performing schools, Chicago school officials could fire hundreds of teachers and their principals next fall, replacing them with better-trained or better-performing educators. Harper High School and three small academies at Orr High School have been targeted for "turnaround" at the end of this year, a bid to rescue floundering schools that have remained impervious to earlier reforms. And for the first time, the district's plans would simultaneously overhaul the elementary schools that feed students into those high schools.

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