| Feb 17, 2014
By Jessica Reynolds Rumors about who might challenge Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 mayoral election have started to circulate, with mentions of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis and a handful of...
| 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...
| Jun 24, 2015
| 2:51 PM
Following last week's killings in a South Carolina church, an intense debate on racism is playing out in many Southern states over the history and meaning of the Confederate flag, and whether its display is appropriate or disparaging. While these issues...
| Jun 23, 2015
| 4:10 PM
Two weeks ago, North Side activists and political leaders declared victory when they blocked an outstanding public school from moving into an empty building on the edge of the Uptown neighborhood.
The Noble Network of Charter Schools wanted to move...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 6:49 PM
After encountering a growing chorus of community opposition, the Noble Network of Charter Schools has abandoned plans to open a campus in the Uptown area next school year, officials said Thursday.
The Noble Academy will instead move from its current Loop...
| Jun 9, 2015
| 5:36 PM
As state senators prepared to discuss Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal for a property tax freeze in Springfield on Tuesday, I talked to James Meeks about legislation he once managed to pass in the Senate that would have actually lowered property tax bills....
| Jun 9, 2015
| 3:02 PM
More than 400 students from the LEARN Excel Charter School in Chicago visited the New Trier High School freshman campus in Northfield on June 8 for the sixth annual Field Day.
The kindergarten through fifth-grade students took part in relay races, art...
| Jun 8, 2015
| 5:04 PM
District 97 is slated to appoint a new principal for Brooks Middle School on Tuesday.
LeeAndra Khan, a high school principal in Chicago Public Schools, is the Board of Education's candidate for the post. The board is expected to vote on her hiring...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 12:00 PM
The Chicago Tribune Editorial Board supports charter schools. We got it.
Monday’s editorial left me scratching my head, however. It explained rules in place at New York’s Success Academy Charter Schools, including:
- Students must sit...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 12:34 PM
If you follow New York's bare-knuckle politics, you know about Eva Moskowitz. She's the former City Council member who created and runs Success Academy Charter Schools. She may challenge charter-phobic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's re-election in 2017....