Number of schools with choice dwindles


As the state and city school boards prepared for the first year of school choice under No Child Left Behind, the number of schools designated for this option took a nose dive. Here are the totals and what they describe.


MARCH: The number of Chicago elementary schools where fewer than 50 percent of students met standards on the 2001 ISATs.


JUNE: The number of schools that had not met their progress goals on the 2000 and 2001 ISATs.


MID-JULY: The number of schools from the June list that did not meet their progress goals on the 2002 ISATs. Click here to see the list.


LATE JULY: In an arrangement CPS worked out with the federal government, the number of schools where parents may transfer their children for the 2002-2003 school year.