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.
There’s a battle brewing over public education in Gary, Indiana.
Several hundred people are heading to Springfield this morning to show their support for charter schools.
All six candidates for mayor of Chicago have said the city’s public schools need reform, but like other issues facing the candidates, there is disagreement on specific solutions.
The Chicago Board of Education has approved plans to build at least three new charter schools and expand four others, after hundreds of charter school supporters and opponents rallied at Wednesday’s board meeting.
Chicago school officials will hear from the public over the next few days on whether there should be seven new charter school campuses in the city.
A spirited rally saw more than a hundred community activists crammed into the Chicago School Board lobby to demand an expansion of the Charter School System.