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INCS Online Educator Resume Bank Available

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools Promotes INCS Online Resume Bank to Support Charter Public Schools to find Teachers and other Staff Member In light of the current threat presented by the Coronavirus, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools will be cancelling this year’s Educator Job Fair for the first time in 15 years and…
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Illinois Network of Charter Schools Announces the Winners of the 2019 Charter Excellence Awards

Principal and teacher awardees each receive a well-deserved $10,000 grant CHICAGO, IL – Today, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) announced the winners of its 2019 Charter Excellence Awards. Each year since 2011, exceptional principals, teachers, students, and advocates receive the Charter Excellence Award in recognition of their contributions to the continuing success of Illinois’…
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Sustainable Learning Laboratory on Chicago’s Southwest Side to Receive $31M Allocation from State Capital Plan

Academy for Global Citizenship Demonstrates a Different Vision of Scale with Net Positive Energy Campus and Environmental Education Hub [Chicago, June 28, 2019]— Over the last ten years, a public school on the Southwest side of Chicago has captured the attention of over 10,000 visiting educators coming from as far as Brazil and China, India…
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CICS Principal Lindsey Robinson Receives National Recognition

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools congratulates Lindsey Robinson, recipient of Accelerate Institute’s 2019 Ryan Award for exceptional school leadership. Robinson earned the national award for her work as principal of Chicago International Charter School (CICS) Avalon campus. “Charter public school principals like Ms. Robinson are helping transform the lives of thousands of children, and we, along with CICS, congratulate her…
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Charter Public School Parents Meet with Illinois Lawmakers to Call for Fair Treatment

CHICAGO (INCS)—Hundreds of parents of charter school students will gather at the state capitol May 8 to celebrate the successes of charter public schools and to demand equitable treatment from elected officials. More than 64,700 families in Illinois have selected charter public schools to educate their children, and these parents voices will be heard as…
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Illinois Charter Commission Approves Appeal, Overturns Closure

CHICAGO (INCS)—Earlier this week, the Illinois State Charter School Commission upheld the decision to close a low-performing charter public school and voted to approve a campus expansion of an existing high-quality charter public school. The Commission also denied an appeal by another charter school seeking an additional campus and overturned a decision to close an…
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