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08-02-2011, 09:34 AM
From Chicago Tribune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-cps-selective-20110801,0,6396148.story) by Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah:
High performing schoolsómagnets, selective enrollment schools and some over-achieving neighborhood schoolsówill no longer be lumped together in a separate area office.

The group, once called Autonomously Managed Performance Schools (AMPS), will now be divvied up based on the community where the schools are located as part of Chicago Public Schools' larger restructuring effort to keep elementary and high schools together based on neighborhoods.

While all school principals will be reporting to new chiefs of schools, principals of the high-performing schools will be given the level of autonomy and flexibility they need, vowed Brizard. How that will be provided was not immediately clear.

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Also from Chicago Tribune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/education/ct-met-cps-best-schools-20110729,0,1224584.story):
Chicago Public Schools will be increasing the number of high-performing school slots by 2,300, CEO Jean-Claude Brizard announced in a school board meeting earlier this week.

The additional seats will include:

The International Gifted, formerly known as International Baccalaureate Preparatory Program, for elementary and middle school grades at Bouchet Math and Science Academy.
An academic center for seventh and graders added to Lane Tech College Prep High School.
A magnet fine and performing arts program added to Senn High School, 5900 N Glenwood Ave., and a new STEM magnet elementary school at 1522 W. Fillmore St. that's being built in the University Village neighborhood.