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U-46 board reviews ideas for more career academies
Jun 5, 7:04 AM: The Elgin Area School District U-46 school board Monday night reviewed possible new educational career pathways and an audit of existing career and technical education programs.
Young Women's Leadership Charter School celebrates 100% graduation, college acceptance
Jun 4, 5:57 AM: They're the only all-girls charter school in the city of Chicago, and for the sixth year 100 percent of the class of 2018 are going to college.
Charter-school proponents pledge to retool, resubmit proposal
May 31, 5:00 AM: That's the way backers describe the status of the North Champaign Academy Charter School, which was formally rejected by the Unit 4 School District earlier this month. NCA officials say they plan to start the process anew, >
Why U-46 is looking at adding more high school academies
May 21, 7:24 AM: Elgin Area School District U-46 students soon might be able to pursue careers in health care, tourism, government and the military while still in high school.
Commentary: Families caught in scholarship fight
May 21, 6:06 AM: The wait list for one SGO, Children’s Tuition Fund, is over 5,000 students long. Another SGO, Empower Illinois, received 24,000 applications as soon as its scholarship program went live, causing its website to crash. The >
Parents seek STEM school in 5th Ward
May 21, 5:18 AM: Residents at a 5th Ward meeting Thursday evening learned of a budding effort to establish a magnet school in the ward that would focus on science, technology, engineering and mathmatics education.
Chicago Charter Schools Uniting For Contract Fight
May 9, 6:55 AM: For the first time ever, unionized teachers at Chicago charter schools on Tuesday took the controversial step of announcing plans to mount a unified push for raises and other noneconomic demands as they hash out new >
Editorial: Charter-school plan had too many questions
May 7, 6:03 AM: In a move that should have surprised no one, the Champaign school board last week summarily rejected a proposal to create a special charter school aimed at boosting the educational performance of under-performing black >
Champaign school board votes to deny charter-school proposal
May 4, 5:23 AM: In just under five minutes, the application for North Champaign Academy charter school hit its final stop Wednesday when the Unit 4 school board voted to deny the proposal.
Champaign district plans to deny proposal for charter school
May 1, 6:02 AM: The Unit 4 school district plans to deny local organizers' proposal to start a charter school on the city's north end, according to the just-released agenda for Wednesday's board meeting.
Private schools, poised to grow in Illinois, move into closed Chicago public schools
May 1, 5:04 AM: When Chicago Public Schools closed an unprecedented 50 schools five years ago, officials repeatedly promised that the empty buildings wouldn’t go to charter schools. The move appeased critics who said charter school growth >
Down on the farm, these high school students get a unique public education
Apr 25, 6:22 AM: The Chicago High School for Agricultural Studies is a public school that is set on a working farm. It offers its diverse population of students an education that prepares them for college as well as a career in >
Board of Ed to consider charter school changes to names, locations, managers
Apr 24, 7:15 AM: Chicago’s Board of Education will consider on Wednesday a list of changes charter schools are seeking, including a change of management for one of its biggest chains, a phaseout of a middle school and postponing of several >
Charter-school proponents turn in answers to Unit 4 board's questions
Apr 20, 5:54 AM: Backers of a proposed charter school say they hope the 20-plus pages of documentation submitted Wednesday will provide the clarity Champaign school district officials said was missing during a contentious hearing earlier >
Editorial: For CPS students, welcome signs of progress
Apr 13, 5:42 AM: Which big urban school district’s students posted the fastest academic progress from third to eighth grade among the 100 largest districts in the U.S.? And which district had students whose test scores surged about six >
Letter: The Illinois tax credit scholarship program will cost our schools
Apr 13, 4:49 AM: A better question than “Why would Pritzker want to limit choices for poor kids?” is: Why doesn’t Kristen McQueary believe all schools receiving public funds should have to offer the same opportunities and provide the same >
Elgin charter school holds lottery for 200-plus student slots
Apr 12, 5:58 AM: Organizers of the school, known as EMSA for short, selected its inaugural group of students via an online lottery Wednesday, randomly choosing applications to fill more than 200 openings and putting about 100 more >
Finding college not for them, some Decatur students turn to trades
Apr 11, 6:07 AM: Ultimately, Webb decided it wasn't for him. His grandfather is a longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and after listening to him talk about his work, Webb chose to apply for an >
Unit 4 board grills charter-school proponents about gaps in plan
Apr 10, 7:26 AM: Founding members of the proposed North Champaign Academy charter school — from left, Craig Walker, Nathaniel Banks and Lekevie Johnson — prepare to make their case to the school board at a packed meeting Monday, April 9, >
Commentary: Why would Pritzker want to limit choices for poor kids?
Apr 10, 5:06 AM: Here’s the correct information: The scholarship program signed into law last August is not a voucher system. It takes no money — zero — from the public school system. The scholarships that low-income kids will receive come >



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