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Chicago Charter Schools

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  • School board delays vote on Uptown charter, OKs charter for closed campus

    School board delays vote on Uptown charter, OKs charter for closed campus
    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....
  • Guerin senior Vazquez an improved hitter since shoulder surgery

     Guerin senior Vazquez an improved hitter since shoulder surgery
    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...
  • School Notes: New officers elected to Mundelein High School board

    School Notes: New officers elected to Mundelein High School board
    School events, performances and more. Grayslake 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.,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause

     Saving Catholic schools has been Cardinal George's personal cause
    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...
  • 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...