Chicago Eyes 16 New Schools
‘Renaissance’ plan still raising hackles.
Chicago, which is pursuing a controversial plan to replace struggling schools with charter-like schools, has unveiled a new group of contenders vying to move from idea to reality under the program.
Sixteen proposals under the district’s Renaissance 2010 plan are to be considered by the school board this week. If approved, 13 schools would open next fall. Three would open in 2007.
Among the proposals are an all-boys high school designed to prepare a primarily black population for college, and a “virtual” elementary school in which students would do their work...
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