You remember her, right? Former Secretary of Education for George Bush (#43) and education expert who has been most newsworthy over the last year or so for her latest book and research-based resistance to many of the reforms she once advocated?
Anyway, she has some stuff about Chicago on her blog that you might find interesting:
~The Most Segregated Big City Districts in the Nation (We’re #1!);
~A Little Bit on the History of Education Reform (not exactly about Chicago, but relevant);
~A Reading List about Education Reform (same as above);