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CPS is asking Springfield for more time to decide which Chicago schools to close. CPS's current deadline is Dec. 1, but proposed legislation would extend the deadline until March 31. The Dec. 1 deadline was chosen so that families would have time to apply for magnet or selective enrollment schools. Legislation to extend CPS's deadline passed unanimously in the House Executive Committee and the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday and now moves on to the the full House and Senate for voting.

 
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