If you recall, a group of valiant parents, educators, and activists conducted a hunger strike to protest the closing of Dyett High School in Chicago.

Mike Klonsky reports here on their victory.

The Dyett hunger strikers and the Bronzeville community didn’t get all their demands met by a resistant school board bent on school closings. But their struggle ended in victory, make no mistake about it. Proof — the Dyett High School for the Arts will open next week with a $14.6M upgrade one year after the 34-day hunger strike ended.

Congratulations to friend Jitu Brown and the other strikers. You won!