CPS releases master plan to improve facilities, access

September 24, 2013 3:59:35 PM PDT
Chicago Public Schools released a 10-year master plan that officials hope will improve education by improving facilities.

They want to make sure students have access to things like computer labs and other advanced technology, and they want to expand access to advanced initiatives like international baccalaureate, and science and math programs.

Another goal is to make sure there is enough availability so children who qualify for advanced programs can actually get in.

"We want to back up that educational improvement with the resources so they get the wireless, the computer, all the investments they need so the working environment in the classrooms are starting to match up with the educati0onal goals we have set," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The plan must be approved by the school board.

The Chicago Teachers Union criticized the program, saying it was rushed and misses the big picture.

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