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Health Care High School To Open In Chicago

Crain's Chicago Business reports that, in the fall, the city will open its "first charter high school specializing in health care, a move local hospitals hope will help relieve chronic workforce shortages. ... Juniors and seniors will be able to earn credits by shadowing hospital workers and interning as assistant nurses and in other professions."

"'There's a tremendous need for us to prepare the next generation of health care professionals,' said Juan Salgado, president of Instituto del Progreso Latino, a non-profit career-development group in Pilsen. 'If we don't do a better job of that in our city neighborhoods and communities of color, we're going to fall short'" (Colias, 5/18). 
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