New Data: African-American Enrollment Down At CPS

Then-sixth-grader Amber Willingham copies her homework assignment from a list on the board at the Kellogg Elementary School on June 6, 2005.
Then-sixth-grader Amber Willingham copies her homework assignment from a list on the board at the Kellogg Elementary School on June 6, 2005. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press
Then-sixth-grader Amber Willingham copies her homework assignment from a list on the board at the Kellogg Elementary School on June 6, 2005.
Then-sixth-grader Amber Willingham copies her homework assignment from a list on the board at the Kellogg Elementary School on June 6, 2005. Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press

New Data: African-American Enrollment Down At CPS

Chicago Public Schools students head back Tuesday. But one part of the city’s population will be less visible in the halls. An analysis from Chicago Metropolitan Planning Council shows that enrollment of African-American students is at an all time low since 1998. We talk to MPC’s Alden Loury who breaks down the numbers and explains some of the reasons for the drop.