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For some Chicago schools, it's truly the last day

Rousemary Vega, center, and two unidentified men occupy a classroom at the Jean de Lafayette Elementary School and protest the closing of the school Wednesday in Chicago.

Rousemary Vega, center, and two unidentified men occupy a classroom at the Jean de Lafayette Elementary School and protest the closing of the school Wednesday in Chicago.

 

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Music teacher Arturs Weible wipes the sweat from his face as he packs up his classroom at the Jean de Lafayette Elementary School, on the final day of school Wednesday in Chicago. The school is slated to close.

Music teacher Arturs Weible wipes the sweat from his face as he packs up his classroom at the Jean de Lafayette Elementary School, on the final day of school Wednesday in Chicago. The school is slated to close.

 

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Two students help music teacher Arturs Weible, right, as he takes boxes of teaching materials from his classroom to his truck at the Jean de Lafayette Elementary School on the final day of school Wednesday in Chicago.

Two students help music teacher Arturs Weible, right, as he takes boxes of teaching materials from his classroom to his truck at the Jean de Lafayette Elementary School on the final day of school Wednesday in Chicago.

 

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By Associated Press

It is the last day of class for more than two dozen Chicago public schools that are closing their doors for the last time.

Wednesday was the last day of class for about a third of the city's schools. Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Becky Carroll says that among those are 28 of the 50 schools and programs that the board of education voted last month to close. Classes for the rest of the city's schools will end next week.

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At Lafayette Elementary School on the city's West Side, fifth-grader Amy Romero said goodbye to the only elementary school she's ever attended. She says she is upset about her school closing and worried about how she will fit in at her new school.

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