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  • Some aldermen want charter school moratorium

    Some aldermen want charter school moratorium
    A group of aldermen are calling for a moratorium on new charter schools starting in 2014 in Chicago, arguing it doesn't make sense to add new charter seats at a time the city is considering closing public schools that don't have enough students. "It's...
  • Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list

    Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list
    After trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut. Chicago Public...
  • Dental sealants make grade with CPS

    Dental sealants make grade with CPS
    At the Nathan Davis Elementary School library on a recent Wednesday, Angela Worth, a dental hygienist, brushed cloudy white goo onto a second-grader's molars. Twenty seconds under a bright blue light and the cavity-preventing substance — called a...
  • CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network

    CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network
    As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.    Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
  • Quotes and comments

     
    You had control of the Congress for two-thirds of your current tenure...Charles Krauthammer, writing to President Obama. This is the sort of rank political fiction that always comes back to deliver a bite to the rear end. In this case,......
  • Webliography: Chicago Public Schools issues

     
    A collection of links related to CPS/CTU issues for interested parents and community members to consult in the coming days: Chicago Schools Notebook -- "News and scoops on schools in the city" from the Tribune. Catalyst Chicago -- "Independent reporting.....
  • FAQ on Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid

    FAQ on Chicago's 2016 Olympics bid
    When is the decision? On Friday. Voting in Copenhagen begins at 5 p.m. -- that's 10 a.m. in Chicago. If Chicago is eliminated in one of the early rounds of voting, we'll learn then. But if it's one of the final contenders, word won't come out until...
  • U.S. gives school a clean bill of health

    U.S. gives school a clean bill of health
    Could the Southwest Side be quietly hosting the healthiest school in the Midwest? If you judge by a prestigious federal award program, it very well might. Tuesday morning the Academy of Global Citizenship, nestled in the shadow of Midway Airport,...
  • Meeting on new city schools' plans turns boisterous

    Hoping to learn more about new charter school proposals in Chicago, several hundred parents, teachers and activists crowded into a South Side community center this morning for a contentious, sometimes theatrical, meeting about education in the city. The...
  • CPS charter meeting: Long lines, superheroes

    The drama got into full swing even before the Chicago Public Schools board meeting began this morning. Charter school supporters lined the four-block radius of CPS headquarters at 125 S. Clark St. as parents wearing superhero costumes--Superman and...
  • Experimental inner-city, all-boys school gets a grade of `incomplete,' for now

     
    There's been a refreshing "Stand and Deliver" quality to the stories about Urban Prep Academy for Young Men, the all-black, all-male public charter school in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood that's sending all 107 graduates to college this fall. This week...