CPS students serve as 'ambassadors' for new classmates
There are about 100 new faces at Harvard School of Excellence. That’s because the Chicago Board of Education voted to shut down nearby Yale Elementary and send students to Harvard. To ease the transition, principal Aisha McCarthy had teachers select two students from each class to be “welcoming school ambassadors.” WBEZ producer Becky Vevea interviewed a group of these “ambassadors” and a handful of new students who transferred in from Yale, and she explains how the first week is unfolding.
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