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Chicago charter schools kick students out five times more than CPS, report finds

Lauren FitzPatrickThe Chicago Sun-Times

Sep 23, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times

Out-of-school suspensions and expulsions that keep students away from classrooms are down slightly from last year citywide, but charter schools are still kicking students out five times more than those run by Chicago Public Schools.

CPS reported the figures, which compared 2015-16 only to the 2012-13 school year, hours before Mayor Rahm Emanuel was scheduled to give a speech about public safety. For the past three years, the district has presented its annual suspension and expulsion numbers in February or March.

CPS credits many of the improvements to a change in 2012 from a…

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