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Chicago Charter Schools

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  • Letter: Charter school proposal would harm Waukegan District 60

    As you may already know, the District 60 Board of Education recently rejected a charter school proposal brought forward by the Chicago-based LEARN Charter School Network, following a detailed analysis of the proposal by the administration. In their decision, School Board members cited several financial, educational, organizational and legal concerns they had with LEARN's proposal.
  • Rauner: $250,000 contract to education aide 'well worth every penny'

    Rauner: $250,000 contract to education aide 'well worth every penny'
    Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday defended his decision to hire a Chicago charter schools executive to join his administration on a $250,000 contract. Beth Purvis, who holds a doctorate in special education and served as CEO of the Chicago International...

    Former charter schools CEO earning $250K as Rauner adviser

    A former Chicago charter schools executive is earning $250,000 a year to spearhead Gov. Bruce Rauner's top education initiatives, a salary that is more than double what her predecessors received and places her as the highest-paid member of a Cabinet...

    Meeks pulls about-face, backs Emanuel

    Meeks pulls about-face, backs Emanuel
    Four years ago, controversial Rev. James Meeks skewered mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel, saying he wasn't out for the best interests of black voters. "Ask any African-American leaders about that. They will tell you he had a role in keeping African-...

    Gov. Rauner defends $250K salary for education secretary

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending the $250,000 salary for a former Chicago charter schools executive who's spearheading his top education initiatives. Education secretary Beth Purvis is making more than double what her predecessors received. She'...