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Illinois Charter Schools

Could You Have Handled an 8-5 Schedule When You Were in High School?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.27.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Over the past four years, students in the first graduating class of Southland College Prep Charter High School spent five days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. preparing for the next phase of their lives.

Staying the Course on the Race to the Top

Juan Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Juan Rangel

President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan's Race to the Top grant program is the most promising education initiative in decades, giving the ...

Yes, Institutional Violence Does Exist and It Exacerbates Youth Violence

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

Who in their right mind thought it would be a good educational decision to move black kids from 95% black North Lawndale to Little Village High School in a 95% Latino community? Racial violence was predictable if not guaranteed.

Use Stimulus Funds to Expand Charter Schools

Juan Rangel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Juan Rangel

The Obama strategy is aggressive, yet even the president was likely surprised by his home state's commitment to charter schools.

More Charter Schools Allowed Under New Law

Chi-Town Daily News | ADRIAN G. URIBARRI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Advocates for charter schools Tuesday celebrated legislation that would allow for 120 charter schools in Illinois, 40 of them in Chicago....