Chicago Public Schools has 3 schools on 'turnaround' list

Monday, March 24, 2014

The schools, Gresham Elementary in the Auburn-Gresham community, Dvorak Technology Academy in North Lawndale and McNair Elementary in Austin will be turned over to the privately run Academy for Urban School Leadership. All three have been on probation for several years.

The "turnarounds," the district's term for overhauling a school, will be up for a board vote April 23.

AUSL already oversees 29 CPS turnaround schools attended by 17,000 of the district's children.

Amid the upheaval of school closings last year, CPS promised to put a halt to closings for five years. Turnarounds this year were kept to a minimum — last year the board approved five AUSL takeovers and the year before that six.

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