RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Chicago Charter Schools

A collection of news and information related to Chicago Charter Schools published by this site and its partners.

Top Chicago Charter Schools Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • New Trier students' annual concert benefits charter schools

    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...
  • Big charter school operators can stymie innovation rather than promote it

    Big charter school operators can stymie innovation rather than promote it
    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...
  • Letter: Charter school proposal would harm Waukegan District 60

    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...
  • Former charter schools CEO earning $250K as Rauner adviser

    A former Chicago charter schools executive is earning $250,000 a year to spearhead Gov. Bruce Rauner's top education initiatives, a salary that is more than double what her predecessors received and places her as the highest-paid member of a Cabinet...
  • Rauner: $250,000 contract to education aide 'well worth every penny'

    Rauner: $250,000 contract to education aide 'well worth every penny'
    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...
  • Meeks pulls about-face, backs Emanuel

    Meeks pulls about-face, backs Emanuel
    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-...
  • Gov. Rauner defends $250K salary for education secretary

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is defending the $250,000 salary for a former Chicago charter schools executive who's spearheading his top education initiatives. Education secretary Beth Purvis is making more than double what her predecessors received. She'...
  • Chuy, Rahm and the Chicago school crisis

    Chuy, Rahm and the Chicago school crisis
    Let's start with this: A central premise of mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's new campaign ad on Chicago education is flat wrong. Garcia says Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed 50 elementary schools and "he took the money from these schools and gave it to...
  • Charter schools are not 'elite'

    It seems to me that Jesus “Chuy” Garcia does not know the difference between an "elite¬†private" school and a charter school. ¬† First of all, elite private schools charge incredibly high annual fees; charter schools do not charge anything....
  • Legal costs, charter school focus of SD 227 forum

    Legal costs, charter school focus of SD 227 forum
    The four challengers running for the Rich Township High School District 227 board on Sunday used a candidates forum to blast the incumbents' alleged spending in recent years of $575,000 in legal fees. "Absolutely outrageous," challenger Cheryl Buckner...
  • Tickets on sale for Chefs' Playground fundraiser

    Tickets on sale for Chefs' Playground fundraiser
    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...