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Chicago Sun-Times: Why I chose a charter school

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Wall Street Journal: Charter School Fight Flares Up in Illinois

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Catalyst Chicago: Charter Schools Stress College-Going Support

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WBEZ: North Lawndale high school to help pay out-of-pocket college costs

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Charter School Facts

  • # of campuses: 145
  • # of students: 64,000
  • Charter schools welcome all students in Illinois and currently serve 92% minority and 87% low-income students


  • Youth Connection Charter School

  • Matthew Clement

    Erie Elementary Charter School

  • Latrice McArthur

    Chicago International Charter School Wrightwood

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