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  • Local Voices Lake: May 1 edition

    Local Voices Lake: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Highland Park, Mundelein, Libertyville, Lake Bluff and Lake Forest. Painting in retirement Tribune columnist Barbara Brotman recently wrote "Taking up painting not just for ex-presidents; Many come or return to the easel...
  • 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...
  • Illinois charter schools backers rally at Capitol

    Illinois charter schools backers rally at Capitol
    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois charter schools advocates rallied inside the Capitol today to protest against a slew of measures this session aimed at regulating the alternative education system. A crowd estimated at more than 2,200 chanted “I Choose...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Students ask churchgoers for help in taking stand against violence

    Students ask churchgoers for help in taking stand against violence
    “Do you think you’re going to die this summer?”   That’s a question that 17-year-old Razia Hutchins, a student at Perspectives Charter Schools in Chicago, says she often hears classmates ask one another this time of year.  ...
  • Embrace successful charter schools

    We are discouraged by the news that Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 has decided to file a lawsuit against Prairie Crossing Charter School, a state-approved charter school serving 400 students in Lake County. While Woodland’s...
  • Classroom discipline: a hard nut for charters, or any schools, to crack

    Classroom discipline: a hard nut for charters, or any schools, to crack
    The Broad Foundation first plunged into the roiling waters of school reform in 1999. And now, along with its multimillion-dollar investments in leadership and superintendents’ training and urban charter schools, it has its first president in all...
  • Local Voices South: May 1 edition

    Local Voices South: May 1 edition
    Letters to the editor from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Lansing, Homewood and Lockport. Tax the wealthy Abraham Lincoln, considered by many the greatest president in U.S. history, believed government could do great things. Lincoln, the creator of our...
  • 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......