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Tilden Slated for Turnaround: How Many Transitions Can a School Handle?

Tilden Career Academy, located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, has been among the 10 schools flagged to become a “turnaround” school next year. Without having a clear understanding of what will happen to the school, the students and parents worry that new changes are only going to perpetuate the existing high teacher turnover rate […]

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Transfer Battle: CPS Red Tape Ties Up Incoming Freshmen

Since the beginning of the new academic year, Richards High School principal, Mary Dolan, and neighborhood parents have struggled over the fate of incoming 9th graders who were accepted to other area schools. Parents whose children were ready to start in other high schools but who were also enrolled in the Richards’ roster said their […]