NewsViews: CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett

March 24, 2013 9:40:12 AM PDT
Parents and students have been waiting for months, and now, they know which Chicago Public schools will be closing as the district tries to deal with a $1 billion budget deficit.

Officials announced on Thursday that 71 schools will be impacted: 54 will be closed or consolidated, 11 will be co-located and 6 will become turnaround schools.

CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett talked with us about such issues as how the decision was made, what it means for class size and teachers.


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