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Article About Opening Day for New Charter School in a Former Naval Station Great Lakes Training Facility

This September 4, 2012, article from the Lake County News-Sun focuses on the opening day for a new charter school located in a former Naval Station Great Lakes training facility. The planned 500-student, K-8 school serving North Chicago Community Unit School District 187 is operated by the LEARN Charter School Network and has an initial enrollment of 250 students, about 40 percent from military families, according to the article.

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Nurturing School Minds

Mary Ann Zehr wrote this 2009 profile about a charter management organization, the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO). UNO maintains strict discipline for student conduct and behavior and uses a structured English immersion approach for their mostly Latino students.

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Charter Schools Gain Broad Support Nationally; Laws Evolve in Illinois and Wisconsin

This feature article from the Great Lakes West Comprehensive Center's October 2011 E-Newsletter offers a review of the charter school landscape in Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as in its national context.

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Article About North Chicago School District 187 Request for Charter School Proposals, Potential Use of Naval Station Great Lakes Facility

This October 17, 2011 article from the Lake County News-Sun provides information about North Chicago School District 187’s request for proposals to start a charter school and notes negotiations to locate the school in a facility at the Naval Station Great Lakes military base. The school district has posted its request for proposals on its website.