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Prof. Phillippo Co-Authors School Closings Research Brief

Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by dboven

CEPS professor Kate Phillippo is the co-author of a new research brief released by Chicagoland Researchers and Advocates for Transformative Education (CReATE). This brief focuses on the proposed school closures in the Chicago Public School (CPS) system. If CPS follows the city’s Commission on School Utilization recommendation from earlier this month, 80 CPS neighborhood schools (13% of the entire system) will be closed, disrupting the lives of nearly 25,000 children. CPS expects that students will need to travel an added 1 to 1.5 miles to get to their new schools. Over the years, CPS has mobilized three different types of arguments to justify school closings: underperformance, cost savings, and underutilization. In this new brief CReATE researchers examine each of these arguments in relation to current educational research. The brief can be downloaded from the CReATE website.

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