It's been a rough week for charter school advocates in Chicago -- today's extremely critical Tribune editorial caps it off -- but help is apparently on the way in the form of Carly Bolger, the 10-month New Jersey charter school director who's now the incoming head of the New Schools office. Congrats, condolences.
Charter schools under the microscope Tribune (editorial page): CPS will force major changes at two underperforming charter schools, changes that ultimately could lead to closing them. A third, Chicago International Charter Schools' Basil elementary campus, will go into turnaround.
Head of New Jersey Charter School Office Steps Down NJ Spotlight: Carly Bolger, director of the state Department of Education's charter school office, said her decision was "100 percent personal," since she is moving because of a relationship in Chicago. Finding the right job as director of Chicago's New Schools Office helped determine the timing, she said.