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CPS Approves Consolidation of Schools

School Board Also Approves $3 Million for Charter Schools

By Jaime Elich
|  Thursday, Apr 28, 2011  |  Updated 8:49 AM CDT
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Twelve Chicago Public Schools will merge this fall despite objections by parents.

The Board of Education approved consolidating the schools Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports

The board also approved nearly $3 million in start-up funds for four charter groups and announced it would not seek the $140 million tax abatement it approved last year.

This was one of the last acts of the existing regime before the new board appointed by incoming Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel takes over.
 

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