Cheat Sheet: Chicago Board of Education approves new charter schools

January 27, 2011

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(WBEZ/Bill Healy)
Supporters of charter schools rally outside the Chicago Board of Education meeting Wednesday.

Time again for another edition of Cheat Sheet – your quick and dirty guide to Chicago’s monthly school board meetings. If you were anywhere in the Loop Wednesday morning, you might have heard there was a Board of Education meeting going on--literally!

There were dueling protests on the streets and a sea of yellow scarves in front of Chicago Public Schools central office. There was the longest list of speakers ever – or at least since Cheat Sheet's been keeping track.

Eight Forty-Eight talked about the big turnout and heard from folks who spoke with WBEZ's education reporter, Linda Lutton.

Click on "EXTRAS" below to listen to unfiltered audio from the January 2011 Board of Education meeting.