Statements

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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Letter from INCS President Andrew Broy to Department of Education

On behalf of the 64,000 Illinois public school students educated in our member charter public schools, Andrew Broy wrote a letter to strongly oppose the Department of Education’s proposed new…
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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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Illinois Network of Charter Schools Applauds the CPS School Reopening Plan

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools supports the initial reopening framework released today by the Chicago Public Schools. The district’s preliminary reopening plan puts the needs of students, families, and…
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INCS Statement on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on DACA

The INCS team celebrates the Supreme Court’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This critical program has provided nearly 800,000 young people, often referred to as…
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INCS Statement on the CTU and CPS Side Letter on Charters

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is pleased that students will return to the classroom tomorrow and learning will resume. However, we are extremely disappointed that the Chicago Teachers…
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INCS Response to CTU Strike

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is disappointed that the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has chosen to strike despite being offered a fair package by Chicago Public Schools (CPS),…
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Pritzker signs commission bill; appeal authority transferred to ISBE

As expected, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker signed SB 1226 into law, which will phase out the Illinois State Charter School Commission over the next year and transition its powers…
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INCS Applauds Governor Pritzker’s Signing of Charter School Bill

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) applauds Governor J.B. Pritzker’s recent decision to sign HB 3659 into law. This new law requires all board members of Illinois’ charter public…
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INCS Statement Regarding the Illinois State Charter School Commission

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is deeply grateful for the extraordinary work and leadership of the Illinois State Charter School Commission, which will conclude its work June 2020….
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INCS Statement on the Appointment of New CPS Board

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates the newly appointed members of the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education (CPS BOE): Miguel del Valle, president, Sendhil Revuluri, vice president, Dwayne Truss, Elizabeth Todd-Breland,…
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INCS Statement on Budget Framework for Chicago’s Charter Public Schools

In their mutual commitment to ensuring that Chicago students are provided access to high quality public education, the charter public school community and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) recently concluded discussions…
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INCS Statement on the Inauguration of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) extends its congratulations to Lori Lightfoot, who was inaugurated today as Chicago’s new mayor. INCS is eager to partner with Mayor Lightfoot in…
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INCS Response to Strike Authorization Votes

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is disappointed that the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has issued strike authorization votes at Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy High School, Instituto Justice…
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INCS Mourns the Passing of Harrison I. Steans

Illinois lost a true champion. The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) mourns the passing of Harrison I. Steans, an entrepreneur and founder of North Lawndale College Prep, a two-campus charter public high school.

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