Schools get Fresh Start with union

Five of the schools slated for restructuring will partner with the Chicago Teachers Union in a five-year deal that gives teachers more say and schools more autonomy. The $2 million program—called Fresh Start—is a retooled version of the old CTU partnership schools initiative. It will include a total of 10 low-performing schools that have been on probation for at least a year and have missed performance targets set by the NCLB law for at least two.