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Principal talks about his school's 'phase out'

Chicago Public Schools is trying some controversial strategies to improve under-performing schools. CPS announced Wednesday that it wants to close two elementary schools and phase out two under-performing high schools. Phasing out means the school won't get a freshman class next year, and it will remain open only until the current freshman graduate.

Robert McMiller has been the principal of Dyett High School for a little more than two years. The school is in Chicago's South Side Washington Park neighborhood.

WBEZ's Jennifer Brandel spoke with McMiller about the phase out.


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