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Months after closing 50 schools, Chicago seeks more charters
Aug. 13, 2013
Just two and a half months after a historic vote to close 50 schools, Chicago is laying the groundwork to bring more charter schools to the city.
How one scandal is affecting two states
Aug. 1, 2013
Former Indiana schools superintendent Tony Bennett resigns from Florida schools post.
School board approves $363M spending package
Apr. 25, 2013
The Chicago Board of Education approved a $363 million spending package Wednesday that will help pay for Chicago Public Schools massive restructuring plan.
What's the demand for charter schools? No one knows.
Apr. 2, 2013
Charter advocates and even the
editorial board say 19,000 kids are on charter school waiting lists in the city. There’s just one problem with that number: It’s not accurate.
UNO gives teachers choice to unionize
Mar. 8, 2013
One of Chicago’s largest charter school networks is allowing its teachers and staff to choose whether to unionize.
Ruling: Charter school a 'private' entity
Jan. 2, 2013
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that teachers at a Chicago charter school are now subject to private-sector labor laws instead of state laws.
CPS to boost number of privately run schools
Dec. 11, 2012
CPS says it needs to close down some schools and also open some brand new ones.
Funds for new charter-school agency raise conflict-of-interest questions
Dec. 15, 2011
A new government agency could boost the number of charter schools in Illinois.
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