Charter School Sweethearts

There's not much education news that I can find this morning -- perhaps more will come out later in the day.  WBEZ reports some strange funding for charter school buildings.  Complaints about the St. Scholastica lease (to UNO) are coming in.  Chicago Magazine weighs in on the elected school board debate.  Emanuel and Briard are hyping us up for the first day of school.  They think they've found the man who killed Michael Haynes.

Man charged in fatal shooting of former CPS basketball star Sun Times: A man was charged in the fatal shooting of former Chicago Public Schools basketball star Michael Haynes.

New school buildings set to get second helping of tax money WBEZ: A brand new charter school building is being partly funded by a $98 million state grant. But if Chicago Public Schools approves its current budget proposal, Chicago taxpayers will pay another $400,000 year after year for the same building.

St. Scholastica Academy leased for charter school Chicago Tribune: The growth of UNO and other charter school networks in Chicago has been criticized by the Chicago Teachers Unionand allied groups, in part because most charter teachers are not union members.

Mayor Emanuel Highlights the Importance of All Students Getting to School eNews Park Forest:  The Mayor was joined by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO JC Brizard to mark the start of the new school year at this school, part of the LEARN Charter School network.

The Latest Chicago Public Schools Skirmish: Elected School Board Chicago Magazine: Recently ten aldermen, with the support of a coalition that includes the Chicago Teachers Union, moved to put a non-binding resolution on the fall ballot in support of an elected school board, like 96 percent of U.S. school districts (as of 2008).

The past should inform school district reform Philadelphia Daily News (oped): New York City has received an infusion of more than $3 billion since it embarked on its governance overhaul in 2002;Chicago Public Schools increased funding by more than 33 percent from 2002-09 while implementing a similar reform plan.

Montefiore School to remain open Gazette Chicago:  Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has no plans to close Montefiore Elementary School, located at 1310 S. Ashland Ave., said CPS press secretary Mariell Sanilvilus when asked if the 83-year-old special school for troubled boys still is in danger of being shut ...

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