The new selective-enrollment high school named after Obama will open in 2017, CPS officials said.
The owner wants to avoid labels, she said, because one size does not fit all.
The Board of Education voted to submit Gresham, McNair and Dvorak to the turnaround process.
One of the city's greenest schools is now even more environmentally friendly.
The Resident Association of Greater Englewood on Friday will discuss uses for shuttered schools.
CPS is hosting informational sessions on school budgeting for newly elected local school councils.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to bring air conditioning to 206 schools, but without explaining funding.
Mayor Emanuel was on hand to celebrate the completion of Bell Elementary's $10 million addition.
Edgewater resident Ida Manning's parents survived the Holocaust; she lives to tell their story.
The addition to the school will include 17 classrooms, two band rooms, a lunchroom and computer lab.
Science teacher Todd Katz started an endangered species program at Young.
Joe Zarrow aimed to defy "savior narratives" typical in movies about schools.
The schools will have to add a full-time music position to support the program.
A mother claims her daughter suffered burns on her face during a chemistry experiment last November.
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