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CPS says Dyett to reopen as arts school; hunger strikers not appeased

CPS says Dyett to reopen as arts school; hunger strikers not appeased

Under pressure from a hunger strike and protests that forced Mayor Rahm Emanuel off the stage during a public hearing this week, Chicago Public Schools on Thursday said it will reopen Dyett High School next fall as an "open enrollment, arts-focused neighborhood high school." But the district's attempt to end the debate did little to appease activists who want the city to accept their proposal to create a green technology school at Dyett. Organizers dismissed the district's plan and said a hunger strike set to enter its third week would go on. "We need to unpack this," said Jitu Brown of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, one of about a dozen...

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