Hybrid school model aims to prep Chicago's students for jobs

10/13/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Chicago plans to open as many as five schools in the fall that will enroll students for six years and allow them to graduate with a high-school diploma and an associate's degree. Officials say the hybrid could become a career-track model. IBM has provided a $400,000 grant for the schools, and graduates will be given a leg up on getting jobs at the technology firm.

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