Carly To The Rescue

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.

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  • Chicago to join Gates Foundation charter compact

    By: Sarah Karp / December 02, 2011
    Tags: charter schools finance and budgets

    Though they are still in negotiations over the details, Chicago Public Schools officials are set to sign on to a national intiaitive that encourages stronger cooperation between charter schools and traditional schools, as well as providing equitable district funding for charters.

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  • A money grab! PURE BS and Window Dressing! Charters want more schools and more $$$.

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