Charters, Discipline, Safety, Rauner!

Charters, Discipline, Safety, Rauner!

Happy Friday! Today's education news: Noble Street school offering IB.  Charter principal proposes buying CPS school.  Empty lots for sale.  CPS Students want better discipline.  CTU has a Rauner cartoon. Couple of CPS kids shot. First Lady meets with CPS alums in DC. Readers debate Warren's "universal public voucher" proposal in comments below.  More throughout the day at @district299.


Noble Street campus to offer International Baccalaureate Catalyst: Hansberry is the only school in the Noble Street network with current plans to offer the highly regarded IB program, but Director of External Affairs Angela Montagna said other Noble Street schools may follow suit in the future.

Charter school principal proposes buying school shut by CPS Sun Times: Despite a pledge by CPS not to allow any charter schools to move into the dozens of schools that were shuttered last year, a charter school principal on Thursday night proposed doing just that. Legacy Charter School Principal Lisa Kenner said her 500 students are running out of room and proposed buying Pope Elementary, 1852 S. Albany, from Chicago Public Schools

Empty Lots for Sale in Chicago WTTW:  Vacant plots of land are selling for $1 in Englewood. Brandis Friedman explains why.


CPS Students Want State Lawmakers To Fix 'Broken' School Discipline Policies Progress Illinois: Dozens of students demonstrated at the Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) downtown headquarters Wednesday morning before marching to the Thompson Center to call on state officials, including Gov. Pat Quinn, to fix "broken" school discipline policies across


CTU Releases Editorial Cartoon Blasting Rauner For 'Hypocrisy' Progress IL: The Chicago Teachers Union released an editorial cartoon Thursday blasting Illinois GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner for the "hypocrisy of [his] campaign for governor as he hides behind his wife."

Illinois Schools To Lose $450 Million If Tax Hike Sunsets, Say Dems Progress Illinois: Further state budget cuts will jeopardize that progress and have a detrimental impact on our children,” CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett added in response to the new data.


Teen shot in the face in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood Sun Times: The 18-year-old was walking in the 8900 block of South Justine Street about just before noon when two males in a silver SUV drove up and fired shots, striking him in the face, according to Chicago Police.

12-year-old boy shot in Altgeld Gardens neighborhood Sun Times: The boy was shot in the leg about 8:45 p.m. after he walked past two males in the 13100 block of South Corliss Avenue, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.


Michelle Obama meets with Chicago public high school students Chicago Sun-Times: At Howard University, not far from the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama and rapper and actor Bow Wow met with a group of 37 Chicago public high school juniors and seniors.

For some stellar CPS students, hard work pays off — literally Chicago Tribune: With college costs increasing and the prospect of paying back student loans intimidating, Chicago Public Schools are becoming increasingly aggressive about encouraging students to pursue scholarships.

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