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CPS apologizes for enrollment snafu on charters

Chicago Public Schools apologized Tuesday for releasing incorrect enrollment figures for charter and contract schools during a preliminary count on the district’s 10th day of school, which made charter schools look like they lost a whopping 10 percent of enrollment since last year. CPS typically counts students in its privately managed contract schools along with the charters, but this […]

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I’ll Tell You What Parents Resist: Low-Performing Schools

The Walton Foundation won’t be funding charter work in Chicago any time soon. That news came to charter school and school quality advocates as an undeniable setback for a movement that has engaged thousands of parents and provided access to college and careers for multiplied thousands of students in Chicago. But it also seemed to […]

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Video: Because They Can; Kim Wilborn’s Story

If teachers raise the bar for their students, they’ll discover that the students will rise to the occasion or even surpass it. That is what happened to Perspective’s Charter student, Kim Wilborn. Watch the video below to learn more about Kim’s story. This story was originally shared on Education Post.

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Why I Chose Charter Schools for My Son

I’m a mom of an 8 year old son and a 8-month old. Education is extremely important to me. Once my first son turned 2, I put him in day care for the social aspect. Once he turned 4, he started Pre-k at Legacy Charter School on the west side of Chicago. I have history […]

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