Chicago, Illinois - February 23, 2016
After a reading assignment lesson on Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Jocelyn Mills encourages her students to dig deeper into the experiences of wrongfully convicted people by learning about the Innocence Project on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.
Chicago Public Schools designated for closure the Barbara Ann Sizemore Academy, one of Chicago's storied African-centered schools. CPS has $6.2 billion in outstanding debt, and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has recommended that the schools declare bankruptcy and allow the state to take over.
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