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Chicago Charter Schools

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  • In what would be a first, charter eyes expansion at CPS site closed in 2013

    In what would be a first, charter eyes expansion at CPS site closed in 2013
    A Chicago charter school could be the first independently operated educator to move onto Chicago Public Schools property shuttered during the 2013 closings. A community group that operates the Rowe Elementary charter school has asked school officials to...
  • Obama library raises hopes, fears about economic boom on South Side

    Obama library raises hopes, fears about economic boom on South Side
    Lee Hogan's carryout soul food restaurant could someday be just a brief walk from the Obama presidential library. It is good news, she said, that the library and museum could come to Washington Park, bringing a projected $600 million in economic...
  • Throw out the Illinois Charter School Commission

    It is unbelievable that the Chicago Tribune claimed that the Illinois State Charter School Commission has “a history of cautious decision-making." Of the four charter school applications overridden by the commission, one was for two schools that...
  • Backsliding on school choice in Illinois

    Backsliding on school choice in Illinois
    Across the country, many states are pushing aggressively to expand educational opportunities for students trapped in low-performing public schools. You'll hear about state-funded vouchers for students to attend private schools, education savings...
  • Despite D-60 resistance, Waukegan charter school was easy choice

    Despite D-60 resistance, Waukegan charter school was easy choice
    On March 23, School District 60 Superintendent Donaldo Batiste wrote to Waukegan parents in what might be the valedictory swan song of his decade-long tenure. "The right charter school should indeed open its doors in Waukegan one day," he wrote....
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...