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Chicago Charter Schools

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  • Charter school proposal gets the thumbs down from Joliet school board

     
    Plans to open a charter school to serve Joliet's middle and high school students has gotten a thumbs down by Joliet Elementary School District 86 …...
  • Should Teach for America pack its bags?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Teach for America is great in theory. Recent graduates from elite universities teach for two years in underserved school systems, move on to successful careers in business, politics, healthcare, etc, and act as lifelong advocates for...
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. " The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE) is designed to detect early signs of...
  • College student plans to run for Chicago mayor

     
    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...
  • The charter school advantage

     
    Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah and Alex Richards have the story today: Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday released data showing privately run charter schools expel students at a vastly higher rate than the rest of the district. The data reveal that during......
  • Quotes and comments

     
    You had control of the Congress for two-thirds of your current tenure...Charles Krauthammer, writing to President Obama. This is the sort of rank political fiction that always comes back to deliver a bite to the rear end. In this case,......
  • Daley taps Penny Pritzker's husband for park board president

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 11:22 a.m.; updated at 3:26 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley's new choice to lead the Chicago Park District board said today he expects to face the challenge of providing as many park programs as possible to......
  • Aldermen sign off on Daley's choice for park board president

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 12:42 p.m. Aldermen today approved Mayor Richard Daley's selection of a Chicago ophthalmologist and philanthropist for the Chicago Park District board. Dr. Bryan Traubert, who's married to wealthy prominent Chicagoan Penny...
  • 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...
  • Bill Gates rallies charter school leaders in Chicago

     
    Rallying the faithful, Bill Gates told a national audience of teachers, business leaders and policymakers in Chicago today that the charter school movement "is the only place innovation will come from," while exhorting them to set the bar even higher if...
  • Glencoe families help fund charter school in Englewood neighborhood

     
    Residents of one of Chicago’s richest suburbs have come together to help one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods. Glencoe and Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood seemingly couldn’t be …...