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Friday, May 22, 2009

Charter schools in the news

Recapping the Hoxby Lecture Show-Me Daily
In a nutshell, Hoxby reviewed the data collected in recent years from charter schools in New York and Chicago — and the news is very good! Charter schools as a whole are proving to be an effective means of improving student achievement, ...

Seventh-graders create iPhone app Chicago Sun-Times
More than $10,000 in cash and prizes was awarded to four high school entrepreneurs May 6 during the 4th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition & Luncheon. The competition…showcased business plans from students representing ACE Technical Charter High School, Gwendolyn Brooks Academy, Chicago Vocational Career Academy and Global Visions Academy.

Seats open at Galapagos, Legacy charter schools Rockford Register Star
Seats are still available for two Rockford charter schools, and even though enrollment sessions have technically ended, both are still accepting applications.

District 150 eyeing charter school Peoria Journal Star
Both charter and math-and-science oriented schools exist in Illinois and nationwide. Such a charter school in Peoria would be a public school and would be ...

Charter school proposed for Bremen SD 228 Southtown Star
The presentation was made by Shirley A. Morris, a vice principal with Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, who would be an administrator at the school.

Chicago Public School Reforms and Renaissance 2010 Add 60,000 Performing Seats to Neighborhood Elementary Schools PRNewswire
The Illinois Facilities Fund's (IFF) new report - Here and Now 2: Change We Can Measure - documents the contribution made by charter and other new schools under Renaissance 2010, Mayor Richard M. Daley's ambitious plan to create 100 new schools in five years.

Spreading best practices takes more than awards Catalyst Chicago
The Illinois Network of Charter Schools has announced the winners of the 2009 Charter Up! award, and one winner, Civitas Schools, got a much-needed breath of fresh air.

Bremen District 228 mulls proposal for first Southland charter school Southtown Star
Just as the buzz over charter schools is ramping up nationally, the first of those schools could be coming to the Southland soon.

Decatur charter school touts achievements to lawmakers Pantagraph
For the first time in its eight-year history, Robertson Charter School administrators outlined their achievements and funding needs to a panel of lawmakers Wednesday.

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