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The Chicago public school system will host 22 meetings Saturday to let parents make their case to keep their neighborhood schools open.

The school board plans to close 54 underperforming or under-enrolled schools this summer.

Tuesday, a group of parents marched on Mayor Emanuel’s office to ask for his help in stopping the closure of their local schools.

This morning, a handful of teachers demonstrated outside school board headquarters .

The city is promising safe passage for kids who would have to walk through hostile gang territory to reach their new schools.

The school board is required to hold three public hearings for each school on the closing list before it adopts the closing and consolidation plan next month.