UNO Announces Agreement with Chicago ACTS to Allow UNO Charter Teachers and Staff the Freedom to Form a Union.
Chicago- UNO has reached an agreement with the Chicago Alliance of Charter School Teachers and Staff (Chicago ACTS) to guarantee UNO teachers and staff the freedom to form a union. UNO operates 13 schools in Chicago, educating approximately 6,500 children. A neutral party will verify that a majority of employees have chosen to formRead More
While activists are known for their idealism, United Neighborhood Organization's CEO, Juan Rangel, prides himself on taking a pragmatic approach to the issues affecting Chi- cago's many Hispanic immigrants-helping manage UNO's 11-school charter network to produce the next generation of game changers [not victims] ...
The UNO Charter School Network welcomed Esmeralda Santiago-one of the nation's top writers-to Chicago recently and named its Humboldt Park Elementary School Campus in her honor. The festive event was marked by children reading poetry, speeches from delighted parents and Santiago recounting her childhood years; moments that inspired more than 300 Humboldt Park students and parents who attended the event at 2510 W. Cortez St.
"She is a true role model for our Hispanic youth," said Juan Rangel, UNO's CEO. "She connected with students Read More
Wednesday will be another school day for 566 students at Fuentes Elementary charter school on Chicago's Northwest Side. Fuentes isn't a traditional Chicago public school, but part of the United Neighborhood Organization network of charter schools, run under different rules without union teachers.
Fuentes students — who outperform students in traditional Chicago public schools in reading and math — have been in class since Aug. 6. They haven't missed a sing
The UNO Charter School Network's latest plan for expansion, a new K-8 school in the historic St. Scholastica Academy building in Rogers Park, comes as the city's cash-strapped public school system looks to raise money by vacant schools.
UNO, formally the United Neighborhood Organization, said this week it has signed a lease with the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago for the St. Scholastica space to house a new K-8 elementary. The yet-unnamed school is one of two UNO is pushing to open for the start of the 2012-13 school year and the eighth schooRead More