Marisa de la Torre Discusses Her Research on School Closings in Faculty Fireside Chat


By: Christopher Hansen, Communications Intern for Chicago Studies

On Tuesday, May 14, the Chicago Studies Program of the University Community Service Center (UCSC) and the Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP) co-sponsored the spring quarter's second Faculty Fireside Chat featuring Marisa de la Torre. De La Torre, Director for Internal Research Capacity at the University of Chicago Consortium of Chicago School Research, met with students to discuss the effects of school closings on displaced students based on her research studying past school closings in the city of Chicago.

If you were unable to attend the Faculty Fireside Chat or are interested in learning more about the issue, the Chicago Studies Program recommends reading the reports below:

When Schools Close: Effects on Displaced Students in Chicago Public Schools

Authors: Marisa de la Torre and Julia Gwynne
Published: October 2009

Final Report: CPS School Closings
Author: Commission on School Utilization
Published: March 6, 2013

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