United Neighborhood Organization

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SEC Charges UNO Charter School Group With Fraud

The SEC alleges the school operator and United Neighborhood Organization of Chicago failed to disclose a multimillion-dollar contract with a windows company owned by the brother of one of its senior officers.


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Governor Again Suspends State Funds For Uno; Puts $15M On Hold

For the second time this year, Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended state funding to the scandal-scarred United Neighborhood Organization, the biggest charter-school operator in Illinois.


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UNO Touts Study Showing Charter Students Outperform Peers

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.


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Activist Who Taught Obama To Be Community Organizer Is Retiring

At 69, Greg Galluzzo is weeks from retiring — or at least not getting paid — from the Gamaliel Foundation, the training and consulting organization he has directed since 1986.


Juan Rangel, CEO of the United Neighborhood Organization, announced he's stepping down from the board that oversees the community group and its charter school network, in the wake of a scandal that led the state to freeze $98 million in funds for a new high school. (Credit: CBS)

UNO Chief Steps Down From Board Amid School Contract Scandal

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.


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Quinn Stands By Decision To Defund State’s Largest Charter School Operator

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.


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CPS Reviewing Relationship With Charter Schools

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.

CBS 2–09/13/2011

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Charter School Students Return To Class

Summer vacation has come to an end for some schoolchildren in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2011

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Latino Groups Map Out Political Power Play

Several Latino groups have mapped out their own proposal for increasing their power in the state legislature, as lawmakers prepare to redraw boundaries.