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Charter School Facts

  • # of campuses: 143
  • # of students: 64,000
  • Charter schools welcome all students in Illinois and currently serve 92% minority and 87% low-income students.


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    Chicago International Charter School Wrightwood

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  1. Divvy Bikes and Education Funding

    By Rich Haglund, Chief Operating Officer at INCS Now that spring appears to be fully present in Chicago, I face more ...

  2. Representative Dan Burke Named 2017 Charter Champion

    The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates Representative Dan Burke (D) for being honored as a

  3. School choice is for teachers, too.

    By Rich Haglund, Chief Operating Officer at the Illinois Network of Charter Schools Adults with the means ...

  4. APA's Read to Succeed Program Honors LEARN 8 Middle School

    On Wednesday, March 15, students from LEARN 8 Middle School were honored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s Midwestern Region (Alpha ...

  5. INCS Statement on the Presidential Election

    After the presidential election, we at the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) found ourselves, like many other education reform ...