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Chicago Charter Schools

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  • Experimental inner-city, all-boys school gets a grade of `incomplete,' for now

     
    There's been a refreshing "Stand and Deliver" quality to the stories about Urban Prep Academy for Young Men, the all-black, all-male public charter school in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood that's sending all 107 graduates to college this fall. This week...
  • L.A. Unified gets praise for authorizing, overseeing charter schools

     
    A nonprofit that examines the authorization of charter schools gave good marks Thursday to the Los Angeles Unified School District -- a finding that may surprise some local charter school operators who have long battled the school system. The thumbs-up......
  • That official is making how much?: Public worker databases

    That official is making how much?: Public worker databases
    Indiana has an online database that now lists salaries of most public employees in the state. -------------------- Links:  Find salaries of most of Indiana's public employees at municipalities, schools and other areas of government. Also find budgets,...
  • Local Voices Lake: May 1 edition

    Local Voices Lake: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Highland Park, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Bluff and Lake Forest. Painting in retirement Tribune columnist Barbara Brotman recently wrote "Taking up painting not just for ex-presidents; Many come or return to the easel...
  • Local Voices South: May 1 edition

    Local Voices South: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport. Tax the wealthy Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...
  • Emanuel defends new charter schools

    Emanuel defends new charter schools
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday dismissed criticism aimed at his hand-picked school board’s decision to approve seven new charter schools after it shuttered 47 neighborhood schools last year, saying they’re two separate issues. The mayor...
  • CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools

    CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools
    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...
  • Could you build a better school?

    Could you build a better school?
    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...
  • Embrace successful charter schools

    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. While Woodland’s...
  • Classroom discipline: a hard nut for charters, or any schools, to crack

    Classroom discipline: a hard nut for charters, or any schools, to crack
    The Broad Foundation first plunged into the roiling waters of school reform in 1999. And now, along with its multimillion-dollar investments in leadership and superintendents’ training and urban charter schools, it has its first president in all...
  • Students ask churchgoers for help in taking stand against violence

    Students ask churchgoers for help in taking stand against violence
    “Do you think you’re going to die this summer?”   That’s a question that 17-year-old Razia Hutchins, a student at Perspectives Charter Schools in Chicago, says she often hears classmates ask one another this time of year.  ...