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Kyla and Kayla, juniors at Perspectives Charter School, recently participated in a six-week internship at the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) to gain more experience in a work environment. This is one of many internships that Perspectives offers to juniors who attend the school. We asked Kyla and Kayla a few questions about Perspectives and their internship experiences,[…]
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The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) opposes the merger between the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (ChiACTS) and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). The CTU has always been hostile toward charter public schools. The CTU is on record calling charter schools “fake schools” and mounted a “furious campaign” (their words) against equal[…]
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  The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates Dr. Janice K. Jackson on her official appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Dr. Jackson brings deep professional experience and a unique perspective to her new role. In addition to being a product of Chicago Public Schools, Dr. Jackson began her teaching[…]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 26, 2017 CONTACT Kasia Kalata kkalata@incschools.org   Illinois Coalition Named Game Changer of the Year by the PIE Network The award celebrates INCS’ efforts to ensure charter funding equity in new state funding formula   Chicago, Illinois—The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is thrilled to announce that it has been[…]
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On October 24, the Office of Inspector General released a report that finds 163 former CPS employees not eligible for rehire are working in CPS charter and contract schools. INCS released the following statement from Communications Director Kelley Quinn in response: “Safety and high-quality staff at charter schools are top priorities for our students — just[…]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2017 CONTACT Kasia Kalata kkalata@incschools.org INCS Statement on EMSA Approval The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates the Elgin Math and Science Academy (EMSA) on their approval by the Illinois State Charter School Commission. EMSA will be the first charter public school in District U-46, the second largest district[…]
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