Private donors shore up schools Tribune
Faced with ballooning costs and stagnating government funding, the Chicago Public Schools system is increasingly tapping a new pipeline: philanthropic and corporate donors.
South Side school finds friends on North Shore Tribune
Like many endeavors that spur people of means to philanthropy, the partnership between one of Chicago's most beleaguered neighborhoods and one of the North Shore's wealthiest communities began at a cocktail party.
Urban Prep enters chartered waters Sun-Times
Tim King was nervous. King, the founder and president of Urban Prep, the newest charter high school in the Chicago Public League, was standing on the sideline at Lindblom Park at 60th and Damen watching the first football game of the first-year school. Standing next to King was former Vocational, Notre Dame and Bears standout Chris Zorich, who is on the board of directors at the school.
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