Chicago Public Schools unveiled a list of so-called school actions this week, including 10 school turnarounds, replacing the entire staff with new faces.
Some schools will be closed outright and others will be what CPS calls "phased out," which means no new students will be accepted; as current students graduate, the school will slowly empty and then shut down. (See below for a list of the 10 schools affected)
CPS leadership has taken steps to address underperforming schools for some time.
WBEZ’s Jennifer Brandel spoke with someone directly affected by the decision: Robert McMiller, principal of Dyett High School in Chicago’s Washington Park neighborhood.
And Eight Forty-Eight was joined by Catalyst Chicago’s Sarah Karp to discuss the consequences of the recent moves.
Sarah Karp, deputy editor at Catalyst-Chicago, will host a live chat on WBEZ’s website Thursday night during Schools on the Line— WBEZ’s monthly call-in show with Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard at 7:00 p.m.
Below is a map of the 10 schools slated for closure, phase out or co-location, as announced on Thursday:
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