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Crime & Law

2 months
ago

The Early Results From Chicago’s School Closings Are Mixed

When Chicago closed 47 schools, it directed kids towards better-performing “welcoming schools"—some with considerably higher ratings, some slightly better. Not all parents took them up on the offer, for a variety of reasons.

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4 months
ago

The Trouble with Robbins

Inept police, backroom deals, rampant blight: how the Chicago area’s most historic black town was laid low—and why it’s so hard to fix

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