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1 day ago
Ignoring controversy, Noble Network backers urge renewing Chicago schools’ charter
Noble backers ignored controversy over the Michael Milkie's departure over inappropriate behavior, and urged Chicago Public Schools to renew the network's charter.
2 days ago
Charter-school backers pack little-advertised Chicago hearing about new charters
Charter-school supporters packed a little-publicized hearing called Wednesday evening to gather input on proposals to open three specialized charter schools in Chicago.
2 days ago
What to expect from six hours of charter school hearings Wednesday night
The public can weigh in on three new charters, 11 renewals and one potential revocation.
2 days ago
Acero teachers threaten Dec. 4 strike unless negotiations progress
Unless they reach a compromise with their network bosses, teachers at 15 Acero charter schools will strike on Dec. 4.
Updated 2 days ago
‘Inappropriate behavior with alumni’ led to Noble founder’s resignation, charter leaders tell staff
Constance Jones, the president of Noble, said in the letter that she and Head of Schools Ellen Metz became aware of the inappropriate behavior in October.
3 days ago
In final stretch of recruitment season, Chicago high schools race to impress
In the competition for students, Chicago’s more than 160 high schools behave like small colleges desperately vying to impress would-be freshmen and their families.
November 9, 2018
On J.B. Pritzker’s education to-do list
We’re Cassie Walker Burke, Adeshina Emmanuel and Yana Kunichoff, and we round up Chicago education news every week — just for you. This…
Making the grade
November 8, 2018
In Chicago, the surprising reasons so many students fail P.E.
Surprising new research shows around one in 10 Chicago students fail PE — a higher rate than math, English or any other class. Why?
November 7, 2018
School funding, pensions, pre-K: Here are 8 education issues J.B. Pritzker will face as governor
Steinmetz High School in northwest Chicago, where Emily Jade Aguilar graduated last year, had just four school counselors. In a school of more…
November 2, 2018
Educators at a second Chicago charter move toward strike
Between Chicago International and Acero, educators in Chicago’s charter sector have gained national attention — as either could be the nation’s first-ever charter strike.
November 1, 2018
5 reasons to watch Chicago’s historic charter contract negotiations
As Acero teachers verge on staging the nation's first charter school strike, here are’s five reasons why people in Chicago, and beyond, should pay attention.
October 30, 2018
Chicago’s Acero teachers vote 98% to authorize first-ever charter school strike
Teachers at 15 Acero schools overwhelmingly voted Tuesday evening to authorize a strike, setting the stage for the first walkout in the nation by teachers at a charter network.
October 30, 2018
Illinois report card: 94 Chicago schools earn low performance rating
Nearly half of Chicago schools failed to meet the state’s threshold for performance on its new accountability system, making some of them possible…
By the numbers
October 29, 2018
Chicago schools pumping nearly half a million dollars into International Baccalaureate
To beef up its rigorous International Baccalaureate programs, the Chicago school district will spend $450,000 to train teachers and…
October 26, 2018
Chicago tags two charter schools for possible closure, warns five others
As Chicago’s five-year moratorium on school closings nears an end, the school district has labeled two charter schools and one contract school as candidates for closure.
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