Juan Rangel, longtime leader of the politically powerful United Neighborhood Organization, has stepped aside from his $250,000-a-year post as UNO’s chief executive.
The United Neighborhood Organization was hailing a new study it claimed shows that UNO charter schools are doing a great job educating low-income students.
The head of the United Neighborhood Organization says, now that Governor Quinn has released nearly 100-million-dollars in state funding, everything is back on track for the opening of UNO’s newest charter school, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The leader of the United Neighborhood Organization – the city’s largest charter school operator – said Tuesday the group is making big changes to resolve ethical problems, in hopes of winning back state funding for a new high school.
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.
Several Latino groups have mapped out their own proposal for increasing their power in the state legislature, as lawmakers prepare to redraw boundaries.