Chicago has a newish “grow your own” teachers initiative, as well as the nation’s largest set of military-themed schools:
Grow Your Own Teachers US News & World Report
Tired of seeing first-year teachers flee to suburban schools, Illinois is spending $7.5 million to help people become teachers in underperforming schools in neighborhoods like their own.
Reading, writing, recruiting? Tribune
Chicago Public Schools, which already has the largest junior military reserve program in the nation, on Monday will commission the country’s first public high school run by the U.S. Marines, much to the chagrin of activists who have fought to keep the armed services out of city
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