Private Tutoring Firm Ousted From 7 Chicago Schools
Platform Learning, one of the nation’s largest suppliers of the tutoring services required by the No Child Left Behind Act, is being ejected from seven Chicago schools.
Elizabeth F. Swanson, who oversees after-school programs for the city’s public schools, said the district intends to transfer the 1,100 affected children into other providers’ programs in a few weeks. Platform Learning continues to serve about 13,000 children in 67 other Chicago schools, under a $15 million contract with the school district.
Under the law, students from low-income families in schools that fail to meet their performance targets for three years in a row can receive free tutoring from a public or private provider selected...
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