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With enrollment down to 322,000 students this year. CPS now trails Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which enrolled 325,000 students this fall.
CPS said area teens travel too far for school now and growth justifies the school. Opponents said the plan is irresponsible and lacks local input.
Some CPS officials are warning that a new proposed $120 million high school on the city’s near South Side could undermine nearby historically Black schools.
Rep. Theresa Mah says opposition is ignored. Top CPS leaders last year warned the new school would undermine historically Black schools.
Updated Sept. 27
In a confidential memo last year, top CPS officials said a new high school would undermine nearby historically Black schools.
The number of teams has more than doubled in the league’s second year. “This isn’t a boys sport. Girls can play too,” one coach said.
Preliminary data shows the school district is down to 321,000 students this year. Chicago has lost about 82,000 students over the past decade.
The northwest suburban school board voted narrowly Tuesday to keep the books. Book bans nationally often target books with LGBTQ content.
In the U.S., hundreds of kids are suspended or expelled each day. A University of Illinois Chicago professor explores what she calls a “crisis.”
Based on principles inspired by Martin Luther King, the effort at North Lawndale College Prep trains students to resist and prevent violence.