CPS CEO outlines plan for city's students

September 3, 2009 3:33:59 PM PDT
The leader of Chicago Public Schools outlined his plan for the future of the city's students. And it includes an initiative to help stop the violence among them. CPS CEO Ron Huberman laid out his plan at the city club public policy luncheon on Thursday. It calls for full transparency so that anyone can see how each school and its students are performing.

The information will soon be available on the internet.

Huberman also announced that CPS is spending $30 million to provide mentors and jobs to hundreds of students most at risk of committing violence or falling victim to it.

"By solving for these kids and trying to change their behavior. if we can solve for this group, hundred kids at the top and solve for the 8500 I will make an argument again here that we will almost wholly solve the youth shooting problem," said Huberman.

Huberman says that this past school year close to 300 Chicago Public school students were shot.


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