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U.S. public schools in financial trouble

POSTED: 1:13 PM Mar 22 2013   UPDATED: 11:13 AM Mar 28 2013

Hundreds of public school teachers and their supporters took to the streets yesterday to protest Chicago's recent announcement of a school consolidation plan, which will close 54 of the city's public schools. Take a look at other U.S. public schools facing financial troubles.

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Chicago school officials said on March 21 that they plan to close dozens of schools in a bid to improve education and tackle a $1 billion deficit.

Crime Report

Man charged with DUI at Van Pelt Elementary School

A Washington county, Virginia man was arrested this morning after drinking and driving in the parking lot of an elementary school.

Director of local non-profit charged with embezzlement

On Aug. 20, Anita Foster-Machado, was arrested on six felony counts of embezzlement, which happened during her time as the Executive Director of the Bristol Library Foundation.

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