| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:01 AM
A foundation whose leaders include Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is launching a partnership Monday with a charter school network to provide $3 million in college scholarships to 70 Chicago high school seniors whose immigration status is undocumented....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:37 PM
When it comes to back-to-school shopping, there's a familiar ritual in many households: Salvage as many of last year's colored pencils and markers as possible, then page through sales fliers for the best deals on school supplies.
Trying to get the...
| Jun 25, 2014
If you could build a school from the ground up, what would you do? How would you design it? What would you teach?
Indianapolis is in the midst of a fascinating competition under the guise of something called the Innovation School Fellowship. It's a...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:56 AM
We are discouraged by the news that Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 has decided to file a lawsuit against Prairie Crossing Charter School, a state-approved charter school serving 400 students in Lake County.
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:46 PM
The recent article on public support for the mayor’s education agenda confirms why one should read poll results with skepticism -- especially during election season. The poll claims that support for charter public schools is dwindling. The basis for...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said GOP governor hopeful Bruce Rauner should release his tax returns, echoing calls from Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign.
Rauner, a private equity specialist who has put his own net worth at more than $500 million,...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Chicago Public Schools officials announced Thursday that the beleaguered Concept charter school operator will not be opening its Chatham campus this fall.
A district source said the delay has nothing to do with an FBI investigation into Concept...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Chicago Public Schools is soliciting bids for three of the nearly 50 school buildings it closed last year.
Under a process put together by an advisory committee for finding ways to reuse the closed facilities, CPS is working with aldermen to...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The latest round of charter school expansion in Chicago has been met with a long string of protests by parents and community leaders who question Chicago Public Schools' claims that it is pushing charters primarily for neighborhoods where classrooms are...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:54 PM
While Chicago’s Board of Education on Wednesday approved just seven of 17 proposals for new charter schools, the growth of privately run schools in the city remains on a pace sought by advocates.
Five of the seven schools that got the go-ahead are...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Chicago Public Schools on Friday released details of proposals from nine charter school operators seeking approval for 21 new campuses over the next two years.
After closing 47 elementary schools for under-utilization this summer, the district announced...