- llinois Lt. Governor looks to expand online classrooms in rural schools
- Nov 21, 6:57 AM: Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti is looking to expand the virtual classroom to more rural schools around the state.
- Parents press District 204 to end achievement gap
- Nov 17, 7:04 AM: Parents were back before the Indian Prairie District 204 School Board Monday to reiterate their plea to close the achievement gap.
- Study: Chicago Charter High Schools Give Kids An Academic Edge
- > Nov 15, 6:02 AM: Students who go to charter high schools in Chicago score higher on tests, are more likely to enroll in in “very selective” four-year colleges, and persist longer in colleges than similar peers, according to a University of Chicago
- U of C report: More students transfer out of charter HS than from CPS
- > Nov 14, 7:28 AM: Students who attended charter high schools in Chicago are more likely to transfer to another school than their counterparts at district-operated schools — with kids in a low-performing or new charter high school most likely to
- Over-regulation blamed for teacher shortage in Illinois (CER in the news)
- Nov 7, 8:11 AM: One of the main focuses of the Illinois State Board of Education in the coming year is going to be accounting for the shortage of teachers. A reform advocate says the state needs to change how they qualify a hirable teacher.
- Peoria area private schools gear up for state tax-credit scholarships
- Nov 3, 5:01 AM: St. Mark School, one of the oldest Catholic schools in the area, could benefit more than many private schools from Illinois’ new scholarship tax credit program.
- Move to merge charter school union into CTU stalls
- Nov 3, 4:43 AM: A monthslong campaign to consolidate a labor group representing Chicago charter school teachers with the Chicago Teachers Union is on hold, for now.
- Income-based tuition coming to private school
- Nov 2, 6:13 AM: Academy High, which just opened for the first time this August, started with a class of about 20 students. Its leaders say they are planning an indexed tuition model to make payments affordable for each family.
- ISBE’s first charter campus data reports show wide range of scores
- Nov 1, 6:10 AM: For the first time on Illinois’ public school report cards, officials have released detailed data for each of the city’s 130-plus charter schools along with the rest of the state’s public schools.
- Illinois parents have very little power over their children's education (CER in the news)
- Oct 25, 7:10 AM: Illinois parents have very little control over their children's education. That's according to an educational freedom group's new report.
- IG: 163 staffers barred from CPS employed at charter, contract schools
- Oct 24, 5:55 AM: Former Chicago Public Schools staffers caught abusing students or stealing from the school district later landed jobs in the city’s privately managed charter and contract schools, the schools inspector general has found.
- Charter School In Washington Park Making Changes After Warning From CPS
- Oct 24, 4:54 AM: Chicago International Charter School’s Washington Park campus is making changes after being put on a CPS warning list for struggling schools Friday.
- CPS to Consider Closing 4 Charter Schools
- Oct 23, 5:15 AM: Four Level 2 charter schools serving predominantly low-income black students are eligible for closure under Chicago Public Schools’ accountability policy, the district announced Friday.
- 'In the best interest of students': State commission releases Elgin charter budget, appeal decision
- Oct 13, 5:07 AM: The budget an Elgin charter school group presented to state charter school commissioners ahead of last week's vote shows first-year expenses at $2.8 million, documents show.
- CPS lays out specifics of tax hike during public hearings on revised budget
- > Oct 11, 6:21 AM: Chicago Public Schools officials said Tuesday that the district’s property tax hike will total 8.3 percent with most of the additional money going toward an ailing teacher pension fund and other expenses unrelated to the
- U46 community split on new charter school
- Oct 11, 5:11 AM: A week has passed since state commissioners approved a proposal to open Elgin's first charter school next fall, and members of the School District U46 community stand by their opinions on the matter.
- CPS finalizes revised budget with more money for charters
- Oct 6, 6:22 AM: Independently operated charter schools would get an additional $37 million from Chicago Public Schools under a revised 2018 district budget the school board will consider later this month.
- BGA: New Tax Credit For Private Schools Have Monetary Advantage Over Public Schools
- Oct 5, 5:34 AM: The head of a government watchdog group said there seems to be an imbalance built into the new tax credit for private and religious school students that is part of the new school funding formula.
- State commission reverses U46 charter school denial, EMSA to open in 2018
- > Oct 4, 5:55 AM: Commissioners for the Illlinois State Charter School Commission voted 5-3 in favor of the Elgin Math and Science Academy. It is the second time the Elgin Charter School Initiative has gone to the state commission to overturn School
- Foes of charter school proposal host documentary screening in Oak Park
- > Oct 4, 4:56 AM: Organizers of a documentary screening in Oak Park say they're on a mission to educate the community about what they perceive as the negative impact of charter schools on the public education system. They are advocating against the