On This Week in Education, Alex Russo reports on new schools — some charters, some not — approved in Chicago. I’m intrigued to see a new school sponsored by a law firm and another by the University of Chicago. Senn High is getting a Navy program too, despite protests.
“Performance schools,” says Russo, are district-run schools with five years to prove themselves and more flexibility in teacher hiring and curriculum. In short, they’re sort of like charters but not independent.
Sacramento also is planning to open small schools, including some charters, to better serve students with varied needs and interests.