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A New Kind of Classroom – the only one of its kind in Chicago!


When you think of a classroom, do you picture students sitting at desks in rows? Southside Occupational Academy is getting kids out of those traditional seats and into a new kind of classroom - sometimes they look like museums, sometimes like a janitor’s closet. Principal Josh Long shares how he is teaching students with disabilities job skills in unconventional places. Read more about it here.

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