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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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  1. INCS Acknowledges USI Insurance Services as Preferred Corporate Partner

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melissa Ramirez Cooper Illinois Network of Charter ...

  2. INCS statement on CTU/ChiACTS strike authorization vote

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Melissa Ramirez Cooper

  3. Perspectives Interns Exhibit ADL Principles During INCS Internship

    Kyla and Kayla, juniors at Perspectives Charter School, recently participated in a ...

  4. Illinois Coalition Named Game Changer of the Year

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  5. INCS Statement on OIG Report

    On October 24, the Office of Inspector General released a report that finds 163 former CPS employees not eligible for rehire are ...