Nation | Education

Chicago School Closures Send Kids Through Dangerous Areas

NPR | Aug. 23, 2013 6:12 p.m. | Updated: Aug. 27, 2013 2:30 p.m.

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Cheryl Corley

Chicago is preparing for the first day of school, which has extra challenges this year. The city closed about 50 schools recently, so some children will have to walk through dangerous neighborhoods to get to class. The city is expanding its “Safe Passage” program, training workers who will be stationed on school routes to protect students.

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