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  • Advocates press CPS to maintain funding for charter schools

    Advocates press CPS to maintain funding for charter schools
    With uncertainty still surrounding the next Chicago Public Schools budget because of contract talks with teachers, dozens of charter school advocates Monday packed an auditorium inside a LEARN charter school on the West Side to call on the district to...
  • New UNO campus welcomes 570 Latino immigrant students

    New UNO campus welcomes 570 Latino immigrant students
    Nearly 150 years ago, St. Scholastica Academy opened its doors to educate German immigrants.  This September, the school will once again be a place of learning for immigrant children when the United Neighborhood Organization moves in and welcomes an...
  • 49th Ward residents ask alderman to oppose charter schools

    49th Ward residents ask alderman to oppose charter schools
    Hundreds of North Side residents are asking their alderman, Joe Moore, to publicly oppose the opening of future charter schools in Chicago's 49th ward. On Sunday night, the residents gathered at the Willye White Field House to discuss several issues,...
  • CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network

    CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network
    As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.    Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
  • Tribune/WGN-Ch. 9 Athlete of the Month | Power House's Elliott Cole

    Tribune/WGN-Ch. 9 Athlete of the Month | Power House's Elliott Cole
    Elliott Cole spent much of his childhood waiting for this moment. It was a wintry Friday night in Westchester, and legendary St. Joseph coach Gene Pingatore walked down the sideline to approach him. The conversation was surreal, but it was nothing...
  • Some aldermen want charter school moratorium

    Some aldermen want charter school moratorium
    A group of aldermen are calling for a moratorium on new charter schools starting in 2014 in Chicago, arguing it doesn't make sense to add new charter seats at a time the city is considering closing public schools that don't have enough students. "It's...
  • Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list

    Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list
    After trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut. Chicago Public...
  • Dental sealants make grade with CPS

    Dental sealants make grade with CPS
    At the Nathan Davis Elementary School library on a recent Wednesday, Angela Worth, a dental hygienist, brushed cloudy white goo onto a second-grader's molars. Twenty seconds under a bright blue light and the cavity-preventing substance — called a...
  • Dawn Turner Trice: Dance instructor takes steps to overcome illness

    Dawn Turner Trice: Dance instructor takes steps to overcome illness
    You might find Cescily Washington teaching a dance class at a Chicago public school, standing before her young students dressed in her black leotard with her hair pulled back into a bun. Other times she's preparing for upcoming events, such as the North...
  • Illinois' presence shrinks at U. of I.

    Illinois' presence shrinks at U. of I.
    Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week. But despite the university's...
  • That official is making how much?: Public worker databases

    That official is making how much?: Public worker databases
    Indiana has an online database that now lists salaries of most public employees in the state. -------------------- Links:  Find salaries of most of Indiana's public employees at municipalities, schools and other areas of government. Also find budgets,...
  • A Chicago charter school success?

     
    Can Chicago provide the advantages of a Catholic school education to public school students -- and without violating the separation of church and state? Apparently it can. This article in Education Next, maybe the best periodical on school issues, tells.....