Chicago aims to protect students with violence-reduction programs

Chicago schools will spend more than $25 million to expand after-school programs, keep schools open on weekends and offer new sports programs for elementary and middle-school students. In the 2006-07 school year, 34 Chicago students were killed, but none on school grounds, said schools chief Arne Duncan. "Our schools have never been safer, and now we're going to work hard at our schools and with the community to extend the safety net far beyond our campuses."

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