Crystal Stoval delivers her niece Kayla Porter to Gresham Elementary School on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 26. 2013 in Chicago. The school that Kayla attended last year was closed over the ... more 
Crystal Stoval delivers her niece Kayla Porter to Gresham Elementary School on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 26. 2013 in Chicago. The school that Kayla attended last year was closed over the summer by Chicago Public Schools. Thousands of students will walk newly designated “Safe Passage” routes after CPS announced in May it would close about 50 schools and programs. Workers hired to help students get to and from school safely will be stationed along those routes, as well as police, firefighters and even public library security guards. (AP Photos/M. Spencer Green) less 
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Mon, Aug 26, 2013 11:11 AM EDT