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Changes in City Magnet School Admissions

If you're a parent trying to get your kid into a magnet or selective enrollment school, chances are the sun felt a little brighter this morning. Chicago Public Schools yesterday announced new criteria to get into some of the city's best schools. Income and other socioeconomic factors will now come into play when reviewing a student's application. It's a departure from the past 30 years, when race had been the deciding factor. With us is Harvey Grossman, legal director of the ACLU of Illinois, and Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow with the Century Foundation. Tell us how you're feeling about the decision:

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CPS will holding hearings on the new admissions criteria at the following dates and locations:

Saturday, November 14th, 10 AM -12 PM, Andrew Jackson Elementary Language Academy, 1340 W. Harrison St.

Monday, November 16th, 6-8 PM, Little Village High School, 3120 S. Kostner Ave.

Tuesday, November 17th, 6-8 PM, King College Prep High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd.

Thursday, November 19th, 6-8 PM, Amundsen High School, 5110 N. Damen Ave.

Friday, November 20, 6-8 PM, Simeon High School, 8147 S. Vincennes Ave.

Saturday, November 21, 10AM-12PM, Westinghouse High School, 3223 W. Franklin Blvd.

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