Noble Network of Charter Schools takes poor and immigrant students who
are often two to four years behind grade level. Through an intensive
learning environment, nearly all the students graduate and some go on
to the country's top colleges.
Between August 2007 and January, Edwards, a 15-year voucher
coordinator, and France, a 13-year payroll adjustment clerk, concocted
a scheme at district headquarters to issue bogus checks ranging from
$4,000 to $56,000 in return for thousands of dollars in kickbacks, said
Chicago Public Schools Inspector General James Sullivan.
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