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Closing Chicago Schools

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“Public hearings begin today on plans to shut down four Chicago schools. Though test scores are going up in many schools, nearly a third of Chicago’s public schools are being forced to make big changes after years of poor academic performance.

In a growing number of cases, the district has concluded that closing a school is the only way to save it. Chicago Public Radio’s Jay Field reports on the battle over how to help the city’s worst schools.

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