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Big Cuts on Tap at School Where One-Quarter of Students Are in Special Ed

More than 70 Chicago special education teachers and aides could lose their jobs because of CPS budget cuts that are supposed to save $12 million, officials said. Approximately 160 schools would lose special education teachers, while 184 would lose aides, according to a CPS spreadsheet detailing the cuts. And some schools in the area will gain positions, including Auburn Gresham GOLD School, Clara Barton Elementary at 7650 S. Wolcott Ave., which could get six new positions.