CPS probe looks at principal's influence

August 7, 2009 9:34:17 AM PDT
The federal investigation into alleged clout at Chicago's magnet schools is now reportedly focusing on school principals.According to "The Chicago Tribune," a federal grand jury subpoena issued last month sought documents relating to how applicants were admitted to the city's nine magnet high schools.

Investigators are interested in the process that allows principals to select 5 percent of students.

They especially want to know if any elected officials weighed in, as well as look at the student's test scores, evaluations, and recommendations.