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Friday, May 8, 2009

Charter schools in the news

The Case for Charter Schools: And why Waukegan didn’t buy it Chicago Reader
7 page article about Waukegan struggles, charter successes in Chicago, reports like RAND study quoted, quotes by members from Noble, CICS and UofC, and fellow advocates in arms.

Chicago charters branching outside the city Catalyst
According to the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, these three charters will be the first charters in Rockford and will join the existing nine charters ...

Charter school group tries again in Joliet Chicago Tribune
There are 39 charter schools in the state, according to the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. Chicago has 30 -- some with multiple campuses -- while the ...

African American students are thriving in Afro-centric schools Florida Times-Union
"Public schools have failed African-American students, which is shown in lower graduation rates and lower achievement," says education professor Carol Lee of Northwestern University, founder of the Betty Shabazz charter school in Chicago, whose three campuses boast 825 students from kindergarten to Grade 12.

Why charter schools matter Huffington Post
National Charter School Week is an opportunity to celebrate the 4600 public school options created in 39 states. It's also a chance to reflect on why ...

Chicago's charter schools reflect unmeasurable success Chicago Sun-Times
LTE by INCS' Executive Director: “A recent article by Rosalind Rossi titled "Ron Huberman: Raising the Bar on Charter Schools," has shined light on a matter of great concern to charter public schools -- performance metrics…”

Charter schools in Chicago, New York better serving disadvantaged students St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Hoxby’s talk will focus on what she’s learned from her study of over 100 schools — the biggest study of charter school affects so far, she says — and how charters are teaching educators what works for disadvantaged students in American cities.

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