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Magic Johnson planning to open two new schools in Chicago

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Magic Johnson planning to open two new schools in Chicago

By Dr. Tyra Seldon

     Former NBA superstar turned commentator, businessman and philanthropist, Earvin Johnson is once again working his magic off the court. This time Johnson is turning his attention to education.  This fall he is opening two schools in Chicago, Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academies.

According to NBC Chicago:

“The alternative schools tar-gets students aged 13-21 who have dropped out of high school or at risk of not graduating, another path to earn a high school diploma.

A news conference was scheduled for Wednesday morning, where Bridgescape Academy executives, teachers and community leaders were planning to discuss the schools and officially open enrollment.

Fifteen of the schools in five states are currently open across the country, with the majority located in Ohio.

According to the web site, the schools offer programs suitable to a student’s “schedule, lifestyle and learning needs.” School days are abbreviated and flexible with an emphasis on online learning tools.

The schools are free for students to attend.”

Johnson joins former NBA star Jalen Rose in lending his name and resources to creating schools in major urban cities.

 

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