Empty schools, empty promises

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to close 50 public schools in 2013 ignited a firestorm among parents, educators and community groups. Now, four years later, most of the schools are still empty. This series explores the aftermath of the mass closures on the South and West sides of Chicago.

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Behind sale of closed schools, a legacy of segregation

Four years after mass school closures on the South and West sides, the district dashes community’s say in repurposing the vacant buildingsRead more >>