Mayor visits Senn to tour planned improvements

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited Senn High School Tuesday, touting the city’s planned investments in improvements to the school’s physical appearance and functionality.

The mayor held an event at the school, outlining a $3 million investment he said will improve the way the school looks and works, and compliment the curriculum. He also praised Senn’s gains in graduation rate and college admittance.

During the press conference, Senn Principal Mary Beck talked about recent improvements Senn High School has achieved.

“In the last two years Senn has increased our college enrollment rate almost 15 percent, from 59 percent to 72 percent,” Beck said.

LaTayana D. McDade, the chief education officer for Chicago Public Schools, also supported the investment by tweeting about Senn teachers and Staff, thanking them for their contribution to the school and for making it a #Sennsational learning environment.

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