Chicago Parents Make Pre-Emptive Push to Keep School Open

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bundled up against the biting cold on a recent evening, parents of students at Brentano Elementary Math and Science Academy knocked on doors and collected signatures in an effort to keep their school open.

The parents don't know if the Logan Square grammar school will be among those targeted for closing when Chicago Public Schools releases its final list in March. But they've decided not to wait, creating one of the best-organized fronts in a battle being waged across the city by parents trying to save their local schools.

The parents at Brentano have collected more than 1,000 signatures on a petition, and on Monday they will rally and march with other Logan Square parents to a school closing meeting.

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