The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Chicago Board of Education approved the creation of the Chicago Virtual Charter School, the city's first virtual public school. The district wants to open the school next fall, but it still faces some hurdles, most notably, the opposition of the Chicago Teachers Union. The nation's third-largest school district proposed the new school under the Renaissance 2010 program, which provides for the closing of underperforming schools and the creation of new schools in their place which are free from many district controls......

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