ERIC Number: EJ864155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct-7
Reference Count: N/A
Nurturing "School Minds"
Zehr, Mary Ann
Education Week, v29 n6 p24-27 Oct 2009
Through order and English immersion, a network of charter schools strives to turn Latino students into informed citizens and leaders inside and outside the community. Chicago-based United Neighborhood Organization, or UNO, is a Latino advocacy group with a history of community organizing. The group recently received a $98 million grant from the state of Illinois to open new schools. That is believed to be the largest grant of public capital funds to a U.S. charter school operator. Juan Rangel, the chief executive officer of the organization, preaches the value of a disciplined school climate, and imparts that philosophy to students and staff, along with other goals that are set for the schools, from the top down. The network's overall mission is to foster a culture that can turn out students who are leaders in the community and beyond.
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Grants, Hispanic Americans, Advocacy, Grade 7, Elementary Secondary Education, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition, Immersion Programs, Grade 3, Grade 1, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 3; Grade 7
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois