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Chicago Public Schools consider post-graduation plan requirement for all high school seniors

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This week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel started shopping around the idea that all high school seniors must have a post-graduation plan in order to receive a diploma. This plan would have four options: an acceptance letter to a 4-year college or university, an acceptance letter to a community college, enrollment in the United States military, or an acceptance letter to a trade school program.

“We want to make 14th grade universal,” he said in an interview on CBS This Morning. “That’s the new goal line.”

What do you think of this idea? Will it work? How will Chicago Public Schools reach that goal line for all of their kids, and what new supports will they need to put in place to make this requirement a reality?

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About Christa Avampato

I make a living in business and I make a life as a writer, artist, and yogi. I use my business and storytelling skills to build a better world. My first novel, Emerson Page and Where the Light Enters, will be published in the Fall of 2017 by Thumbkin Prints, a children's and YA imprint of Possibilities Publishing Co. My creative career has stretched across Capitol Hill, Broadway theatre, education, nonprofit fundraising, health and wellness, and Fortune 500 companies in retail, media, and financial services. In every experience, I have used my sense of and respect for elegant design to develop meaningful products, services, program, and events to help people live happier, healthier lives. A recovering multi-tasker, I am a proud alum of UPenn (BA) and the Darden School at UVA (MBA). When not in front of my Mac, I’m on my yoga mat, walking my rescue dog, Phineas, traveling with a purpose, or practicing the high-art of people watching. I am proud to New York City my home, and I've been called the happiest New Yorker by friends and strangers alike. They're right. Follow my adventures on Twitter at https://twitter.com/christanyc and Instagram at https://instagram.com/christarosenyc.

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