Proposed Merger of Ogden & Jenner Schools

A study by NextLevel NPO LLC is the latest endorsement of the effort to combine the seemingly disparate Jenner & Ogden schools. Ogden is fighting overcrowding at its Gold Coast elementary school, while Jenner’s nearby building in Cabrini-Green is so under capacity it could face the risk of being closed.  Officials at both schools tried and failed to merge last year. But those talks are back on now.

The merger might be pitched as a solution to contrasting enrollment problems, but it represents much more to those who see such a move as one of the strongest yet to integrate Chicago’s de facto segregated schools.

Read the rest of the article here for more on the merger.

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