News Story of the Day
Chicago schools transition - smooth or rocky?
Updated Dec 08, 02:32 PM
CHICAGO - Devion Allen peers wistfully through a door window at the school he used to attend.
But to the eighth grader, the school across the street from his mom's subsidized apartment was a haven - "like a family," he says.
To the administrators of Chicago Public Schools, though, the neighborhood school was underutilized and underperforming - one of 47 public schools that closed in the city in June, most of them in high-poverty neighborhoods with mostly minority populations.
Sports Story of the Day
Dawson go-ahead field goal lifts 49ers by Seattle
Updated Dec 08, 08:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco 49ers aren't handing over their two-year division reign just yet.
And certainly not on their home field where they rarely lose against the NFC West.
Phil Dawson kicked a 22-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining and the Niners held off the nemesis Seahawks 19-17 on Sunday, denying Seattle a chance to clinch the division at Candlestick Park.
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