Chicago Agricultural High School Teaches More Than Farming
You're probably aware that Chicago has high schools specializing in math and science as well as the arts. And there are military academies. But did you know that Chicago's big urban school system has an agricultural high school?
We went to check out Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood. It is, perhaps, the most unexpected high school in Chicago. Find out why.
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The Mount Greenwood neighborhood is the Far South Side community that's been in the news lately for racial confrontations after off-duty officers shot and killed an African-American man.
While tensions have been high at some nearby high schools Chicago Ag Sciences, seems to have been immune. We'll have more on the Mount Greenwood community on Monday.
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