The real news is that students who attend charter public high schools are more likely to enroll in “very selective” four-year colleges.
That’s according to new research published Tuesday by the University of Chicago’s Consortium on Chicago School Research.
As a result of an investigation by the charter school, the teacher, who has worked at Horizon Science Academy since 2014, officially resigned Friday.
Rapper Common has pledged financial support for a government-funded, arts-focused charter school proposed by members of a South Side megachurch.
Authorities are investigating a woman for allegations of “gross misconduct” with a 16-year-old boy at a Gage Park neighborhood charter school.
Changes in how Illinois allocates money to school districts, benefitting those that serve mostly poor students, gave CPS an additional $450 million.
“It does look like there’s some advantage to being in a [charter management organization] when opening and operating new schools,” Woodworth said.
The union representing Chicago charter school teachers voted overwhelmingly — 671 to 130 — to join the Chicago Teachers Union.
A merger — potentially the first of its kind — would turn the growing ChiACTS union for charter school staffers into a division of the CTU.
Union members have been in contract talks for a year at the school that’s home to about 470 elementary students.
Teachers at the Passages Charter School in Edgewater have set a strike date for May 25.
State Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, wants to link charter-school expansion to a school district’s ability to pay for them.
Ironically, most of those loyal supporters still seem to think that Trump and congressional Republicans are looking out for them.
In February, the union had voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.