WBEZ brings you fact-based news and information. Sign up for our newsletters to stay up to date on the stories that matter.On this week’s installment of The Barber Shop Show, Host Richard Steele discussed the state of education in Chicago and the 7 new charter schools approved by the Chicago Public School board. We were joined by Maudlyne Ihejirika, Urban Affairs Reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times. We got an education update from WBEZ’s Linda Lutton & Becky Vevea. Then, we heard from Erica Swinney, Program Director of Manufacturing Renaissance at Austin Polytechnical Academy, as well as Jeralmiah Harmon, a 2012 graduate from Austin Polytech. He successfully transitioned into a job though the Manufacturing Renaissance program. We also heard from Angelica Alfaro, a Noble Charter School alumna from the first graduating class in 2003. Tune in live Fridays at Noon on www.vocalo.org | 90.7fm (CHI) | 89.5fm (NWI).