DNA Info: CPS board OKs Turnarounds at Three Schools Despite Strong Opposition

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April 23, 2014

By Ted Cox

THE LOOP — Despite strong community opposition, the Board of Education prepared to wipe clean teachers and staff at three schools designated for “turnaround” at its monthly meeting Wednesday.

The Board of Education voted to approve all three for the turnaround process.

“We do not take a decision to bring systemic change to a school lightly, but when change is in the best interest of our students, we will not waver,” CPS CEO Byrd-Bennett said in a statement. “We will continue to work with these school communities to ensure a smooth transition that will put these students on a path to be 100 percent college-ready and 100 percent college-bound.”

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