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.
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.
State funding is flowing again for construction of the United Neighborhood Organization’s newest charter school. WBBM’s Bob Roberts explains.
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.
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 Blakley.
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.
Several Latino groups have mapped out their own proposal for increasing their power in the state legislature, as lawmakers prepare to redraw boundaries.