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Turn a recycled refrigerator into a racecar? That is the mission set forth by ComEd’s Icebox Derby, a four-week summer program that brought together 30 teenage girls from across the city to spark interest and inspire involvement in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) careers. Through a competitive city-wide selection process, two APIRA Early College[…]
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Illinois Network of Charter Schools lobby day at the State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, April 6. 2016.
The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is thrilled to report that Governor Bruce Rauner has signed HB5918 into law. This bipartisan bill moves charter policy forward in Illinois by expanding potential renewal terms for high-performing charter schools and increasing the supply of start-up funding in the state revolving plan program. HB5918 increases the renewal[…]
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The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates Jelani McEwen, our Director of External Affairs, on his acceptance into the Pahara NextGen Network 2016 spring cohort. The NextGen Network is a 12 month leadership development program that aims to identify and develop a diverse group of exceptional emerging senior leaders with the potential to strengthen[…]
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By Jahmal Cole During the winter season, we witness the magical migration of songbirds to the southern regions of the U.S. The winter migration is an exciting time for song birds, and their destination often transforms from static to dynamic overnight. This is also true for INCS’ Senior Legislative Affairs Manager, Ariel Johnson, or as[…]
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Today is a day we reflect on the work of one of our nation’s greatest moral champions. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought tirelessly for equality in the face of substantial resistance, eventually making the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of a simple ideal – that America live up to its highest ideals and[…]
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In November, Andrew Broy, president of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, spoke at a City Club luncheon and shared INCS’ latest analysis of student enrollment patterns in Chicago and its impact on school quality. Click below to watch the full video. Following this luncheon, INCS released its latest issue brief, Chicago: A Choice District, which sheds light on[…]
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