78% of kids from closing Chicago schools already signed up at new schools

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

About 78 percent of Chicago Public Schools students from facilities set to close have now signed up for their new “welcoming schools,” the school district announced Monday.

“I am encouraged to see so many parents from closing schools already choosing to early enroll their children in their new school,” Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said in a statement. “Every child must have equal access to a high-quality education, and taking the necessary steps to enroll our children in higher performing schools will help put our children on a path towards a brighter future.”

Of the 11,800 students attending closing schools, about 9,200 have enrolled in new schools, the district reports.

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