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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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MB Financial Bank: A Resource for Charter Schools About a year ago, Rowe Elementary Charter School’s classrooms and hallways were packed with over 700 students from kindergarten through seventh grade. Administrators had to make do in offices crammed into the balcony of the school’s auditorium. And there was a waiting list of families who wanted[…]
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On October 28, hundreds of charter school parents and supporters gathered before dozens of reporters and TV cameras prior to the CPS Board meeting chanting “Great Schools Can’t Wait,” “My Child, My Choice,” and “Charter Schools are Public Schools.” With the CPS Board vote just a few hours away, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools[…]
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