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Teacher Ben Gunty describes how to find supporting evidence in texts during a freshman multicultural studies class at the original Noble Street campus in West Town. The school routinely posts some of the best metrics in Noble’s portfolio, including high retention for students and teachers, low expulsion rates and high performance on the ACT.
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Teacher Ben Gunty describes how to find supporting evidence in texts during a freshman multicultural studies class at the original Noble Street campus in West Town. The school routinely posts some of the best metrics in Noble’s portfolio, including high retention for students and teachers, low expulsion rates and high performance on the ACT.

Inside Noble

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The Noble Network of Charter Schools has grown into a district within a district, with its own sports league, teacher-training program and a growing army of alumni spreading the brand. But its expansion comes with increased public scrutiny and internal questioning about whether its core tenets work for all students.

A few thousand Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters marched through downtown Chicago Thursday afternoon, protesting $100 million in planned cuts to school budgets.

Bargaining talks continue on heels of CTU rally

February 5, 2016

Thousands of Chicago Teachers Union members and their supporters marched through downtown Chicago on Thursday, protesting $75 million in school cuts planned to take place by the end of June. CTU and Chicago Public Schools officials have a bargaining session Friday to continue working toward a contract agreement.

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School portfolio needs a plan

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Charter schools present the most controversial and divisive issue I’ve encountered in 36 years of education reporting. Supporters passionately defend charters, and opponents fiercely attack them, leaving little room for rational consideration of their merits and shortcomings, and what role they might best play in a school district’s game plan. In this issue, we hope to bring some measure of clarity to the debate by illuminating the issues through the experiences of one charter network and school communities that have rallied to compete against charters.

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