25 Chicago schools to be closed or overhauled

Jan. 12, 2009
Recommendations are next phase of Renaissance 2010 initiative

In his last major act before becoming President-elect Barack Obama's pick for education secretary, Chicago schools chief Arne Duncan wants to close or consolidate 25 "underperforming" or under-enrolled schools. Six schools would be closed under Duncan's plan. Five more schools would be consolidated or merged into other schools. Five would be phased out. And nine would become "turnaround" schools, where students remain but staff replaced.

To read The Chicago Sun-Times article, click here.

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