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Chicago schools transition - smooth or rocky?
Updated Dec 08, 02:32 PM
CHICAGO - Devion Allen peers wistfully through a door window at the school he used to attend.
But to the eighth grader, the school across the street from his mom's subsidized apartment was a haven - "like a family," he says.
To the administrators of Chicago Public Schools, though, the neighborhood school was underutilized and underperforming - one of 47 public schools that closed in the city in June, most of them in high-poverty neighborhoods with mostly minority populations.
Sports Story of the Day
Florida St-Auburn title game to usher out BCS era
Updated Dec 08, 08:48 PM
As college football prepares for the final Bowl Championship Series, featuring a Florida State-Auburn championship game, it's easy to see why the coming four-team playoff won't solve all the postseason problems.
Top-ranked Florida State (13-0) was the only team to get through the regular season unbeaten, and the Seminoles did it in dominating fashion.
It'll be the `Noles and Tigers at the Rose Bowl on Jan. 6 for the national championship.
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