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DEC 09, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Chicago Schools Transition _ Smooth Or Rocky?

CHICAGO (AP) — Devion Allen peers wistfully through a door window at the school he used to attend. Those who live outside his gritty, violence-plagued neighborhood might dismiss this towering brick building as just another failing urban school. But to the eighth grader, the school across the street from his mom's subsidized apartment was a haven — "like a family," he says. To the administrators of Chicago Public Schools, though, the neighborhood school was underutilized and underperforming — one of 47 public schools that closed in the city in June, most of them in high-poverty neighborhoods ... Read More

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