Chicago Public Schools will hold hearings just about every night this week on a slate of schools the district wants to close or phase out. School closings are controversial every year. And this year has been no different--but there have been some new twists to the controversy.
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 stude
Seventeen Chicago Public Schools are undergoing a special kind of transformation known as a turnaround. The turnaround program is an effort to fix schools that have chronically low performance levels and show insufficient improvement through other means.
To talk more about students who leave Chicago's charters, Eight Forty-Eighttalked with WBEZ's Linda Lutton and Sarah Karp, deputy editor of school reform magazine Catalyst.The two worked together to examine transfer-out rates at Chicago charter schools.