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Today, the Illinois Senate followed the House of Representatives by making history in reforming education funding in our state. The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates members of the Senate for passing the landmark school funding reform, Senate Bill 1947, House Amendment 5. This legislation does the right thing: it directs additional state resources[…]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2017 CONTACT Kasia Kalata kkalata@incschools.org Statement from INCS President Andrew Broy on Universal Enrollment Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS’) charter school community recognizes the importance of a common high school application and is committed to the ideal of lowering barriers for parents to allow their children to choose which high school[…]
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INCS Congratulates AGC and Southland College Prep for Winning Federal Grants to Help Other Schools Adopt Their Successful Programs The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates the Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) in Chicago and Southland College Prep Charter High School in Richton Park for winning federal grants to help share successful programs developed[…]
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By Rich Haglund, Chief Operating Officer at INCS Now that spring appears to be fully present in Chicago, I face more competition for Divvy bikes (Chicago’s bike-sharing program). Sometimes I have to walk to a second or third dock near the train station to get a bike to ride to my office. I admit I’m[…]
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The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates Representative Dan Burke (D) for being honored as a Charter Champion by the National Alliance for Charter Public Schools (NACPS). Representative Burke was among 19 leaders from all levels and branches of government recognized for their efforts to provide better educational options for the families they represent.[…]
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By Rich Haglund, Chief Operating Officer at the Illinois Network of Charter Schools Adults with the means to do so regularly exercise school choice – by moving, by attending private school, or by homeschooling their children. In most communities, unless a large percentage of school-consuming families exercise choice suddenly, the existing public schools are not[…]
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