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Chicago Charter School Educators, Elected Leaders, and Violence Prevention Advocates Unite for Actionable Conversation and Release of INCS’ Latest Issue Brief on Addressing the Impact of Gun Violence on Schools and Communities

The charter community was joined for the issue brief release event by local and national leaders, including U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, CPS CEO Pedro Martinez, Dr….
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INCS Releases Latest Issue Brief “How Public Schools Can Combat the Scourge of Gun Violence: Lessons from Chicago Charter Public Schools”

Chicago Charter Leaders Champion Innovative Practices and Advocate for Students and Communities Impacted by Gun Violence   The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) released its latest issue brief, “How…
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INCS Thanks Dr. Janice Jackson for Her Service to Chicago’s Students

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools congratulates Dr. Janice Jackson on her tenure leading Chicago Public Schools as its Chief Executive Officer during one of the most challenging times for…
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INCS Congratulates Representative Emanuel Welch on his Election to Speaker of the House for the 102nd General Assembly

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 — The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates Representative Emanuel “Chris” Welch (D-Hillside) on his election to Speaker of the House by the Illinois Democratic…
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Illinois Network of Charter Schools Distributes 25,000 Masks to Local Schools

Acquired through FEMA program, masks will go to schools conducting hybrid learning or where staff use buildings at reduced capacity CHICAGO, IL – Today, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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)…
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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…
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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…
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