| May 19, 2015
| 6:44 PM
A Chicago charter school could be the first independently operated educator to move onto Chicago Public Schools property shuttered during the 2013 closings.
A community group that operates the Rowe Elementary charter school has asked school officials to...
| May 1, 2015
| 2:37 PM
Across the country, many states are pushing aggressively to expand educational opportunities for students trapped in low-performing public schools.
You'll hear about state-funded vouchers for students to attend private schools, education savings...
| May 11, 2015
| 3:01 AM
Lee Hogan's carryout soul food restaurant could someday be just a brief walk from the Obama presidential library.
It is good news, she said, that the library and museum could come to Washington Park, bringing a projected $600 million in economic...
| May 8, 2015
| 9:13 AM
It is unbelievable that the Chicago Tribune claimed that the Illinois State Charter School Commission has “a history of cautious decision-making." Of the four charter school applications overridden by the commission, one was for two schools that...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 12:15 PM
On March 23, School District 60 Superintendent Donaldo Batiste wrote to Waukegan parents in what might be the valedictory swan song of his decade-long tenure.
"The right charter school should indeed open its doors in Waukegan one day," he wrote....
| Mar 9, 2015
| 6:00 AM
More than a dozen top Chicago chefs will join forces June 4 for the Chefs' Playground, a fundraising event for the Academy for Global Citizenship.
The ACG is a Chicago Public Charter School on the city's Southwest Side.
Chaired by chef Tony Mantuano...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 5:11 PM
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...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 3:42 PM
As an actress with the Children's Theatre of Winnetka, Emelia Suljic loved not only performing on stage, but bringing theater to those who had little access to it.
Among the charitable arms of CTW is a partnership with LEARN Charter Schools, which brings...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 9:00 AM
It may be worth asking teachers in Baltimore City charter schools how they feel about Gov. Larry Hogan's proposed charter expansion legislation ("Senate panel rewrites Hogan's charter school law," March 26).
The majority of charter school teachers I...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 10:19 AM
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...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:07 PM
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-...