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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ninth graders allowed at Schneider Elementary next school year

Interesting. You know I wonder if Chicago would be better off instituting a program of junior high schools instead of just keeping 9th graders in elementary school. That almost seems unholy!

Chi-Town Daily News:
Despite protests and complaints about a lack of communication, the Chicago Board of Education yesterday approved allowing 9th graders to take up residence at Schneider Elementary School next school year.

Schneider, on the city's near northwest side, usually houses students up to 8th grade.

The 9th graders will be the freshman class of a new Alcott High School for the Humanities, which will open in the fall of 2009 and ultimately expand to include 10th, 11th and 12th graders at its own campus location. Currently, Alcott is an elementary school, about 2 1/2 miles from Schneider.

The 9th graders at the new high school will be at Schneider for at least one school year, after which the Board of Education will reevaluate the situation, says CPS spokesman Frank Shuftan.
Hey this wasn't what I thought it was about!

Still why not just house these students at another high school until they have a home ready for them.

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