| May 27, 2015
| 5:01 PM
A charter school operator's controversial bid to open a campus in the Uptown area was put on hold Wednesday by the Chicago Board of Education, while another charter was cleared to take over a school building shuttered during 2013's mass school closings....
| May 26, 2015
| 1:52 PM
Guerin senior Morris Vazquez played baseball every summer since he was 3 years old.
That changed last year when the middle infielder underwent surgery on his right rotator cuff.
The recovery forced him to sit the whole summer. All that time not spent on...
| May 26, 2015
| 10:54 AM
School events, performances and more.
Exhibit: Beginning May 29, the Grayslake Post Office will display 12 pieces of Woodland Elementary West student artwork. The display will be part of an official ceremony that will begin at 11:30 a.m.,...
| May 19, 2015
| 6:44 PM
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...
| May 1, 2015
| 2:37 PM
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...
| May 11, 2015
| 3:01 AM
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...
| May 8, 2015
| 9:13 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 11:34 AM
To help tens of thousands of Chicago-area Catholic school students, Cardinal Francis George has gone to Springfield, launched a $350 million fundraising campaign and just last week put the archdiocese's schools in his will.
But his 17-year tenure has...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 3:42 PM
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...
| Mar 28, 2015
| 9:00 AM
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...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 10:19 AM
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...