November 2009: 'Track E' schools take off
This year, 91 elementary schools switched to a year-round schedule, bringing the total to 132. These schools represent 25 percent of all elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools. While some schools changed their calendar to deal with overcrowding, the overwhelming majority adopted a so-called "Track E" schedule to cut the summer learning loss that hampers many disadvantaged children. Here are the main questions parents are asking and the answers.