A Chicago City Council committee is recommending approval of a new charter school in the McKinley Park area that was previously rejected by the Chicago School Board, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Governor Quinn says UNO has built some impressive schools but if there are questions about how those schools were built he has to take action.
At most charters, teachers are non-union. Now, labor is making a push to unionize teachers at one of Chicago’s biggest charter networks, reports CBS 2′s Derrick Blakely.
Eighteen suburban school districts will be deciding in the not-too-distant future whether to contract with an online school district that’s starting up in the Fox River Valley.
Aspira Charter School’s Mirta Ramirez high school campus on the Northwest Side and Betty Shabazz Charter School’s DuSable campus on the South Side are being recommended for closure through a phase-out process.
Chicago Public Schools leaders were again denying Wednesday that they already have a list of scores of schools they are targeting for closure next year.
The Chicago Teachers Union accused the Chicago Public Schools system of “educational apartheid” on Friday.
Public school parents frustrated by the length of the Chicago teachers’ strike are looking for other educational options, and the city’s charter schools have reported a record number of calls.
Classes might be in session on Monday at Chicago’s charter schools, but they aren’t totally unaffected by the strike being staged by the Chicago Teachers Union.
The city’s charter school administrators are reminding parents of approximately 45,000 charter school students that they are open for business Monday, regardless of the planned strike by the Chicago Teachers Union.
As he prepared to welcome students back to classes on Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard said many parents had told him they were pleased with the longer school day.
Education experts say declining enrollments in public school systems around the country are forcing some schools to close, and often affect the poorest neighborhoods. Chicago is doing its part in responding to the crisis.
While much of the talk about Chicago schools revolves around a potential teachers strike, one education reform group kicked off the summer this weekend with a push for more charter schools.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says state education officials are proving his point about “turning around” some poorly performing Chicago Public schools.
A new study is throwing cold water on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s school “turnaround” effort.
The Chicago Board of Education is looking to sweeten the deal for charter schools if they adopt a longer school day.
When it comes to the best Chicago public schools you don’t have to test to get into, charter schools lead the pack, a new study says.
As Chicago Public Schools deal with a mounting financial crisis, some decisions about which schools to keep open will be based on how successful they’ve been. As CBS 2′s Vince Gerasole reports, the news is capturing the attention of the more than 90 charter schools in Chicago.
Summer vacation has come to an end for some schoolchildren in Chicago.
Mayor Emanuel is using the charter schools run by the United Neighborhood Organization to show how the Chicago’s Public Schools could give children more time – an additional three weeks — in the classroom.
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