The Board of Education voted to submit Gresham, McNair and Dvorak to the turnaround process.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to bring air conditioning to 206 schools, but without explaining funding.
Students and a legal group backed state legislation setting limits on school disciplinary measures.
After announcing another 100 percent college acceptance rate, Urban Prep's founder is ready to grow.
Private school students will now take the two-part test for Chicago's top high schools in the fall.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis called the CPS proposal a "hostile takeover."
Five members of the "Bulldog Slate" who voted to oust Catherine Gannon were re-elected Monday.
The lack of community boundaries for who can run or vote in Monday's election has led to confusion.
Walter Gresham Elementary Principal Diedrus Brown said she is not going down without a fight.
The Chicago Public Schools program runs April 14-18.
Founder Rob Huge is looking to build a "viable alternative education system."
Improving schools could also help improve economic development and decrease crime, the mayor said.
About 37 percent of students who applied received at least one offer, according to the district.
But CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said the investigation of "staff misconduct" would proceed.
But the Board of Education signaled no changes in the transition to Marine Leadership Academy.
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