Charter School Educators Vote To Merge With Chicago Teachers UnionThe Chicago Alliance of Charters, Teachers and Staff (ChiACTS) has voted to merge with the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU).
West Side Alderman Stands Firm Against Charter School Expansion37th ward Alderman Emma Mitts said she cannot support the expansion of the Speer Academy Charter School.
Noble Charter School Staff Seek To UnionizeTeachers at the Noble Network of Charter School told their employer they intend to unionize at the city’s largest charter school network.
3 Noble Charter Staffers OK’d Using CPS Student Data To RecruitThree officials with the Noble Network of Charter Schools signed off on using an improperly obtained list of Chicago Public School students’ names, addresses, current schools and grade levels to send recruitment postcards to the homes of at least 28,000 CPS kids, records show.
North Side Residents Fighting To Keep Charter School OutIt's a switch from the usual battle cry. A group of parents and an alderman on the North Side are fighting to keep a school from opening its doors there next year.
Englewood Charter School's First Senior Class To Graduate MondayNext Monday is a big day for a charter school in the Englewood neighborhood. Johnson College Prep High School's first graduation will be staged at the Field Museum.
Proposals For 21 CPS Charter Schools Prompt Heated DebateA hearing on 21 proposed new Chicago Public Schools charters drew at least 300 people to CPS headquarters on a snowy Monday evening, with supporters and opponents equally passionate about the need to propel or quash charter efforts.
Emanuel Defends Disciplinary Policies At Noble Network SchoolMayor Rahm Emanuel is vigorously defending policies at the Noble Charter Schools where students are fined for what some parents say are minor infractions.
Students, Parents Protest Noble Network School Discipline PolicySome parents and activists rallied at Chicago Public School headquarters in the Loop today to accuse a chain of charter schools of overly harsh discipline.