CPS is slated to close, consolidate, or turn around over 50 schools in the next 5 months. The whole roll out was disastrous. Principals received a script to read to their staff at 6am, and teachers/admin were told not to talk to anyone about it until the official list release at 5pm. rolleyes: Yeah, right.) Principals were not allowed to answer questions. Teachers were told to call HR "as soon as possible" to figure out if they have a job next year. Some "welcoming schools" are higher performing/Level 1 schools receiving an influx of Level 3 students and/or an increased Special Ed population. Parents are just THRILLED. Some parents at a closing school even pulled the fire alarm to evacuate their kids out of protest. Ryerson Walkout: Parents Sound Alarm to Protest School's Closing http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130322/logan-square-humboldt-park/ryerson-walkout-parents-teachers-protest-cps-school-closing?cid=253898&group_hood_id= This is a homicide heat map with projected school actions. Most are in high poverty, African American neighborhoods. It's tragic. We have seen too much trauma in Chicago already. This is all too much.