Tag: chief area officer

A New (Public Montessori Charter) School Comes To Avondale

A new Montessori school is taking shape to open in Avondale next fall.   But it’s not going to be private.  It’s going to be Chicago’s first public charter Montessori.   And it’s being founded by Rita Nolan, a veteran educator from Near North Montessori.  Click below for an update from freelance writer Megan Cottrell.  When Rita Nolan... Read more »

More Fenger Coverage -- Not Much New Info

Prosecutor: Fenger teen threw ‘knockout punch’ Tribune Earlier today, Fenger showed some signs of returning to normal this morning as students quietly trickled into classes — and police cars patrolled the block. Six teen homicide victims in four days in Chicago Tribune RedEye looks at teenage murder victims this month. Report: Fire city public safety... Read more »

Chicago Education's Rising Stars

Check out this profile of Akeshia Craven, a former engineer who is now one of Chicago’s new chief area officers.  It’s either inspiring or depressing depending whether Craven is any good at her job.  I don’t know much about what Craven did before she got the CAO gig, other than participating in the Broad Residency... Read more »