LEARN in the News

Submitted on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 11:46
LEARN North Chicago Scholar, Isabella Blankers, is selected as a 2013 Outstanding Illinois Charter School Eighth Grader by the Illinois Network of Charter Schools.
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Submitted on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 08:12
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) yesterday introduced legislation that would expand the Charter School Program at the Department of Education (DOE) making the expansion and replication of successful charter school models eligible for federal funding. The bill – the All Students Achieving through Reform (All-STAR) Act – also takes several steps to strengthen public charter school accountability, transparency, and governance. Earlier this month, Senators Durbin and Kirk toured the newly opened LEARN Public Charter School in North Chicago. The...
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Submitted on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 16:29
NORTH CHICAGO – U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) along with Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) today visited Naval Station Great Lakes to discuss the future of the station with Base Commander CAPT Randy Lynch and other leaders. Sen. Kirk is Ranking Member on the Milcon/VA Appropriations Subcommittee, which oversees funding for Military Construction and Veterans Affairs. Last week, Sen. Kirk's office contacted Naval Station Great Lakes Commanding Officer Captain Randall Lynch and requested Navy assistance to help prevent major flood damage. More than 80 sailors...
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Submitted on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 09:34
During his first official public appearance in Illinois since he suffered a major stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk on Friday announced that "rehab works" and said he hopes his steady improvement serves to encourage others with medical challenges.
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Submitted on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 13:15
GREAT LAKES — A new charter school opened in North Chicago School District 187 on Tuesday despite resistance by some community leaders, including a majority of the former school board, which was replaced this summer in a state takeover.
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Submitted on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 09:11
LEARN schools are the earliest to open of any Chicago Public Schools
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Submitted on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 12:00
ABC-7 Coverage of Mayor Rahm Emanuel & CEO of CPS Jean-Claude Brizard Kickoff the LEARN School Year
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Submitted on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 10:00
Today, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) announced their support for the establishment of the LEARN Public Charter School in North Chicago on the edge of Great Lakes Naval Station. The Senators congratulated the Navy, the LEARN Charter School Network, the Illinois State Board of Education and the community of North Chicago for their efforts in working together to establish the elementary charter school, which is scheduled to open on September 4, 2012 in North Chicago School District 187.
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Submitted on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 15:09
LEARN's March 2012 Newsletter
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Submitted on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 09:15
Come fall, hundreds of kids in North Chicago School District 187 — one of the worst-performing districts in the state — will have a terrific chance at a better education. They owe that opportunity to Illinois schools Superintendent Christopher Koch. On Thursday, Koch swept aside a decision by local school board members and said, yes, North Chicago will welcome a new school operated by LEARN, one of the best charter school outfits in the state.
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