The head of a government watchdog group says that applications to magnet schools in Chicago should be audited following revelations that parents tried to get their kids into one magnet school by falsely claiming they had a child already enrolled there. At least 12 applicants falsely claimed to have "siblings'' at Sabin Magnet Elementary School. The school's principal discovered the false information before admissions were decided, and district officials say it was an isolated incident.
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EARLIER: A Chicago magnet school staffer accused of unfairly influencing the school's lottery has been fired. To read The Chicago Tribune article, click here.