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District officials will hear from Near South Side community members this week about a proposal to expand the attendance boundary for the new high school CPS is planning to phase in at the National Teachers Academy.

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National Teachers Academy parent Elisabeth Greer, center, and Candace Moore, right, of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, discuss their lawsuit outside the school on June 19. 2018. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

National Teachers Academy parents want a Cook County judge to step in and halt Chicago Public Schools’ plan to transform their elementary school into a high school.

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National Teachers Academy parent Elisabeth Greer, center, and Candace Moore, right, of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, discuss their lawsuit outside the school Tuesday afternoon. (Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

Why parents are hoping to reverse a decision that would turn their Level 1-plus elementary school on the city’s Near South Side into high school.

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As Chicago Public Schools moves to finalize the planned closures of four Englewood high schools, community members are claiming the district “manufactured consent” for the controversial plan.

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

A local group focused on ending racial and class-based school segregation is asking the Chicago Board of Education to review alternative proposals to CPS’ plan to transform a high-performing Near South Side elementary into a high school.

NTA Conversion, Ogden-Jenner Merger Among Proposals

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

As Chicago Public Schools' five-year moratorium on school closures draws to an end, the district announced plans Friday for a new series of school closings, conversions and consolidations.

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(Matt Masterson / Chicago Tonight)

A controversial plan to convert a high-performing Near South Side elementary school into a neighborhood high school will move forward, Chicago Public Schools announced Friday.

Debate continues over controversial plan to convert elementary into new South Loop high school

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A trio of town halls wasn’t enough for National Teachers Academy parents and South Loop-area residents, who filled a Board of Education meeting Wednesday to continue talks over a controversial plan for a new high school.

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The 3rd ward alderman says she believes combining the schools will create a more diverse and just-as high performing elementary school, and high-quality neighborhood high school for South Loop residents. 

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Hundreds of parents and Near South Side residents weighed in Monday night on a controversial proposal that would transition the National Teachers Academy into a new South Loop high school.

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Why a proposal to convert a Near South Side elementary school into a neighborhood high school has won support from local residents, but drawn the ire of some parents.

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