| Oct 14, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Side by side across the top of Page 6 of Tuesday's Tribune were a pair of stories in sad juxtaposition.
On the left was an article summarizing new research from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity headlined, "School study pans charters'...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Charter schools have failed to improve Chicago's public school system and perform less ably than comparable traditional schools, according to a new report from an urban research group at the University of Minnesota Law School.
The Institute on...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Chicago Public Schools will not be taking proposals for any additional charter schools for the 2015-16 school year, a district spokesman said Thursday.
The district will not issue a request for new school proposals until December, and won’t accept...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:01 PM
Consider yourself lucky the next time you're stuck in traffic on the Kennedy Expressway around Kimball Avenue: The delay will let you check out a visually arresting zebra of a building.
Dedicated Tuesday, this boldly sculpted academic structure is an...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 6:01 AM
A foundation whose leaders include Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is launching a partnership Monday with a charter school network to provide $3 million in college scholarships to 70 Chicago high school seniors whose immigration status is undocumented....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:37 PM
When it comes to back-to-school shopping, there's a familiar ritual in many households: Salvage as many of last year's colored pencils and markers as possible, then page through sales fliers for the best deals on school supplies.
Trying to get the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Chicago Public Schools officials announced Thursday that the beleaguered Concept charter school operator will not be opening its Chatham campus this fall.
A district source said the delay has nothing to do with an FBI investigation into Concept...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said GOP governor hopeful Bruce Rauner should release his tax returns, echoing calls from Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign.
Rauner, a private equity specialist who has put his own net worth at more than $500 million,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:46 PM
The recent article on public support for the mayor’s education agenda confirms why one should read poll results with skepticism -- especially during election season. The poll claims that support for charter public schools is dwindling. The basis for...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Chicago Public Schools is soliciting bids for three of the nearly 50 school buildings it closed last year.
Under a process put together by an advisory committee for finding ways to reuse the closed facilities, CPS is working with aldermen to...
| Jun 25, 2014
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...