City adds Safe Passage routes ahead of CPS Day 1

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CHICAGO -- This Tuesday is the first day of class for CPS students, and the city's Safe Passage routes were added to make sure attendance is up, and students are safe.

The first routes lead to Dyett High School, which is at 555 East 51st street. The school is reopening this year with an emphasis on arts.

The other new Safe Passage route leads to Al Raby High School, at 3545 West Fulton Boulevard. The two new routes are intended to expand the successful Safe Passage program to the schools in high-crime neighborhoods.

The city says Safe Passage routes have helped schools improved attendance and helped neighborhoods that have them reduce crime by an average of 25 percent.