Daley welcomes students back, announces reorganization

January 4, 2010 9:00:22 AM PST
Mayor Daley welcomed students back from the holiday break Monday morning at a school on the South Side. He announced a re-structuring of the Chicago Public Schools career and technical education programs.

The city plans to reorganize 250 non-standardized career programs into 80 college and career academies at 35 high schools over the next seven years.

The academies will open at 11 high schools in the fall. The curriculum will be based on industry standards, improved certification opportunities and more work-based experiences for students.