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Charter school fights teacher organizing—and “public school” label

For the last several years, politicians around here—Mayor Emanuel included—have been enthusiastically championing charter schools as the next great thing in public education. But if a north-side charter school gets its way, the pols might have to drop the “public” part of the appellation. According to the operators of the Chicago Math and Science Academy, […]

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Hot air at City Hall

The City Council’s energy and environment committee approved legislation Tuesday designed to make Chicago’s air cleaner and safer through stricter regulation of asbestos, diesel emissions from vehicles, and certain industrial polluters. City officials said the legislation was a key step in making the city greener. But it was just as notable for what it didn’t […]