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  • CPS not taking proposals for new charter schools

    CPS not taking proposals for new charter schools
    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...
  • El Centro wows with bright colors, visual rhythms

    El Centro wows with bright colors, visual rhythms
    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...
  • Immigration status no roadblock to college

    Immigration status no roadblock to college
    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....
  • Could you build a better school?

    Could you build a better school?
    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...
  • Charter public schools are high-quality options

    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...
  • Emanuel says Rauner should release tax returns

    Emanuel says Rauner should release tax returns
    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,...
  • CPS: Concept charter operator won't open Chatham campus in fall

    CPS: Concept charter operator won't open Chatham campus in fall
    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...
  • CPS soliciting bids for 3 schools closed last year

    CPS soliciting bids for 3 schools closed last year
    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...
  • A money lesson for CPS

    A money lesson for CPS
    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...
  • CPS to hear new charter school proposals

     CPS to hear new charter school proposals
    The latest round of charter school expansion in Chicago has been met with a long string of protests by parents and community leaders who question Chicago Public Schools' claims that it is pushing charters primarily for neighborhoods where classrooms are...
  • CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools

    CPS votes to open 7 more charter schools
    While Chicago’s Board of Education on Wednesday approved just seven of 17 proposals for new charter schools, the growth of privately run schools in the city remains on a pace sought by advocates. Five of the seven schools that got the go-ahead are...