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Chicago Newsroom 12/14/17 - Juan Perez, Jr.

Published on Dec 14, 2017

Ken Davis is joined by the Chicago Tribune’s Juan Perez, Jr. to discuss their recent series on Chicago’s shrinking high schools. They identified 17 designated neighborhood high schools whose populations have shrunk significantly in the last five years and whose very existence is now in question. In the case of Gage Park High School, for example, 2,700 students live within the school’s boundaries, but with 330 students, the school is currently at about a quarter of its capacity. Its students have dispersed to 153 other CPS high schools. They also discuss the recent resignation of Forrest Claypool as CEO and the appointment of Janice Jackson as interim CEO. This program was produced by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).