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Saturday, March 25
As the school board meets to consider closing or "turning around" up to 17 CPS schools, a study finds that the turnaround method may not actually work, and WBEZ reported on the possibility that CPS has a policy of not making repairs in schools it's considering for closure or turnaround -- as far as 10 years in advance of any decision.