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Official: Chicago charter schools get full CPS payment, not just 15 percent

Official: Chicago charter schools get full CPS payment, not just 15 percent

Chicago's privately run charter schools, told in July they'd initially receive as little as 15 percent of first quarter funding, have now received the full amount from Chicago Public Schools, the head of the state's charter school organizing group said Monday. "I think what this does, assuming everyone's been paid, is it allows schools to open on time," said Andrew Broy, head of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools group, who believed most schools received the money by the end of last week. CPS controls millions of dollars in public funding for the organizations that operate charter schools. The money comes from a variety of sources, including state and...

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