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.
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.