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  • Attention-shy Democratic donor Fred Eychaner opens up

    Attention-shy Democratic donor Fred Eychaner opens up
    Leading up to the 2012 election, Chicagoan Fred Eychaner contributed $14 million to Democratic super PACs, including $4.5 million to the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action, making him the top individual Democratic campaign donor of that cycle. The openly...
  • Freedom should drive education

    Regarding the March 17 editorial, “New York, Chicago, and the war on charter schools,” the problem isn’t with charter schools but with the continuation of the top-down, “we know best” design. A freedom-driven, bottom-up...
  • Voice of the People, Mar. 29

    Community projects The Tribune is to be congratulated for its stellar series of editorials on "A New Plan of Chicago" and for soliciting and publishing many of its readers' ideas — both large and small — on this vital topic. Here's my two...
  • State bill would limit suspensions, end fines for students

    State bill would limit suspensions, end fines for students
    In the midst of national efforts to promote disciplinary policies that keep children in the classroom, legislation that would limit the length of suspensions for all but the most serious infractions and put an end to disciplinary fines is under...
  • Emanuel defends new charter schools

    Emanuel defends new charter schools
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday dismissed criticism aimed at his hand-picked school board’s decision to approve seven new charter schools after it shuttered 47 neighborhood schools last year, saying they’re two separate issues. The mayor...
  • Emanuel mum on troubled UNO, Sharpton

    Emanuel mum on troubled UNO, Sharpton
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had little to say today about embattled charter school network UNO or activist Rev. Al Sharpton drawing attention to Chicago’s gun violence, but jumped at the opportunity to discuss Hillary Clinton’s presidential prospects...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • CPS releases detailed proposals for 21 charter campuses

    CPS releases detailed proposals for 21 charter campuses
    Chicago Public Schools on Friday released details of proposals from nine charter school operators seeking approval for 21 new campuses over the next two years. After closing 47 elementary schools for under-utilization this summer, the district announced...