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As principals got a better sense this week of their school's budget for the coming year, officials with the Chicago Teachers Union and privately run charter schools — which rarely agree on anything — both sounded an alarm over the effects of...
Beleaguered United Neighborhood Organization boss Juan Rangel will keep his $275,000-a-year job as CEO of the politically connected charter school operator but step down from its board of directors as the organization tries to right the ship after charges...
UNO Soccer Academy High School in the Gage Park neighborhood is supposed to open this fall. The school needs to open this fall. Some 600 students have signed up to attend and more are on a waiting list. Construction on the school, though, has been...
Wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Rauner formally entered the Republican governor's race Wednesday, saying state government is broken and portraying himself as a down-to-earth businessman who can fix it. Rauner made the announcement in a three-minute...
The United Neighborhood Organization, one of the most influential community groups in Chicago and one of the largest charter school operators in the city, has been lurching through a crisis of its own making. A top executive has resigned amid charges of...
Illinois has put a one-year moratorium on new online charter schools outside Chicago at the urging of a handful of west suburban school districts. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation Friday. It also directs a state commission to study issues such as...
Sarah Elizabeth Ippel's eyes lit up as she peered into the chicken coop at the edge of her school's playground. "There are a few in there," Ippel, 31, said, pointing to several eggs recently laid by the three resident chickens. "Whoever finds them first...
Change of SubjectThe "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
Tribune reporterMaking what was billed as his first official public appearance in Illinois since he suffered a major stroke, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., took questions from the press at a charter school at Naval Station Great Lakes outside North Chicago this afternoon...
Valley View School District board members have rejected a proposal for an online charter school in the district. The Virtual Charter School @ Fox River Valley has recently submitted proposals to about 18 districts throughout the south and west suburbs....
Naperville District 203 school board members rejected a proposal for an online charter school in the district at Monday's school board meeting. "There are many reasons to deny the application of the Illinois Virtual Charter School," said board member...
School districts in the western suburbs are lining up against a proposal to open an online charter school that they say is not in the best interests of students or taxpayers. That might leave a state commission to decide whether students will be signing...
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