|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.