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Englewood Charter School’s First Senior Class To Graduate Monday

Next Monday is a big day for a charter school in the Englewood neighborhood. Johnson College Prep High School’s first graduation will be staged at the Field Museum.

06/06/2014

Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela (File photo credit: SIPHIWE SIBEKO/AFP/Getty Images)

Englewood Students Learn About Mandela’s Fight For Freedom

As they learn about the life and accomplishments of late South African President Nelson Mandela, students at an Englewood charter school will get a chance to see a new biographical film before it hits theaters later this month.

12/06/2013

CCA Academy in Chicago specializes in urban-farming classes that include "aquaponics." (CBS)

Your Chicago: CCA Academy And ‘Aquaponics’

In tank after tank at CCA — some big, some small — the principles of aquaponics are being put to the test to support urban farming. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.

05/03/2013

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk (right) and Dick Durbin speak to students at a charter school at Naval Station Great Lakes on May 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Kirk Says Progress Continues As He Discusses Stroke Rehab With Students

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk made a symbolic return to his former Congressional District on the North Shore on Friday, four months after returning to work in Congress.

CBS 2–05/03/2013

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Urban Prep Again Sending All Grads To College

An all-male charter high school on the South Side is celebrating Friday, as once again, all its graduating seniors have been accepted to four-year colleges.

03/30/2012

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SW Side Parochial School To Close, Transform Into K-12 Charter School

Maria High School’s centennial celebration has turned somber, with the news that the Southwest Side girls’ school will close in 2013 and be replaced by a co-educational K-through-12 charter school.

10/06/2011

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Suburban Charter School Has Own Building At Last

The first charter high school in the Chicago suburbs now has its own building, more than seven months after classes began.

WBBM Newsradio–04/04/2011

A student attends class at one of the Chicago City Colleges. (CBS)

Charter School Acceptance Letters Going Out

D-Day has arrived for the Chicago parents who want their children to attend charter schools.

CBS Chicago–02/11/2011