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Charter School Facts

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  • # of campuses: 145
  • # 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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    Erie Elementary Charter School

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  1. 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 ...

  2. MB Financial Bank: How Nonprofits, including Charter Schools, are Turning Survival into Sustainability

    Nonprofits from virtually every sector, including education, are exploring new strategies for surviving budget challenges by putting in ...

  3. INCS Personnel Updates

      The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is pleased to announce Rich Haglund as our new Chief Operating Officer (COO). ...

  4. Changing the Narrative One Tie at a Time

    On Wednesday, September 21, young men from LEARN 8 Middle School participated in the Tied to Greatness ceremony. Men of color ...