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Analysis: Demand For Charter Schools In Chicago Overstated By Advocates | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.02.2013 | Chicago

This is a developing story As the Chicago Public School district moves to close 54 neighborhood elementary schools on account of what it calls an ...

Battle Over The Future Of Old Children's Hospital Site

Crain's Chicago Business | Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

A patented Lincoln Park community brawl has broken out over already hobbled plans to redevelop the site of the former Children's Memorial Hospital cam...

Diversity Is Great, But It Won't Save Chicago's Public Schools

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

CPS CEO Ron Huberman knows there is very little racial or economic diversity in our public schools. There is also very little Huberman and his team can do about that.

Headlines I'd Like to See About Chicago Public Schools

Lorraine Forte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Giving principals the authority to hand-pick even a small percentage of students is just asking for trouble. The policy reinforces the notion that who you know matters more than who you are or what you've accomplished.

Feds Investigating CPS Admissions

Chicago Tribune | Stephanie Banchero and Azam Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal authorities have launched an investigation into the admissions practices at Chicago's selective enrollment schools, the Chicago Tribune has le...

Almost 13,000 Students Applied For 3,000 Elite Public School Openings

Chicago Sun-Times | ROSALIND ROSSI AND ART GOLAB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The number of kids seeking entry to Chicago's Elite Eight college preps reached a five-year high this year, prompting a wave of rejected students to s...

CPS Changing Magnet Schools Admissions Policy

Chicago Public Radio | Linda Lutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools says it may use income rather than race to enroll students in its popular magnet schools. That's if a federal judge ends the di...

Minority Enrollment Down At Top Magnet Schools

Catalyst Chicago | Sarah Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Kenneth Green knew he wanted to send his daughter to a magnet school, Chicago's oldest schools of choice. He spent hours enveloped in research and tou...