UNO and the other early-start charters got a JC Brizard appearance and some nice publicity yesterday even as charters are asking for more money and some folks are asking whether charters (and year-round schedules) are really worth it.
Charter school students head back to school WBEZ: School officials used the early return to school at the charters to again call for a longer school year throughout Chicago Public Schools.
Charter schools want more money from CPS Tribune: Charter school advocates are asking Chicago Public Schools to give more money to charter schools in the coming school year.
Will They Get It, And Should They? Huffington Post: Chicago's charters are particularly good at dealing with white students in poverty, a population that [CREDO researcher Macke Raymond] said was larger than she'd expected.
Is Year-Round Schooling on Track? District Administration: Duncan was CEO of the Chicago Public Schools from 2001 to 2008 when it adopted year-round schooling.