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CHICAGO – Today, as members of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) abandon their classrooms, charter public schools are putting the needs of children first. Unlike the 300,000 students at district-run schools who are losing precious instructional time, the 60,000 students enrolled in charter public schools across the city will be in session today. Their schools[…]
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Eighteen years ago, where one lived determined where one went to school. If that school lacked resources or quality instruction, families had no alternatives unless they could afford private school. This was particularly problematic in a segregated city like Chicago. Now the secret is out and parents know: if their child’s zoned school is under-performing,[…]
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INCS Congratulates Class of 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars 10 Charter Public High School Students Awarded Gates Millennium Scholarship Chicago, IL—The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) applauds the awardees of the 2015 Gates Millennium Scholarship. Ten Chicago charter public high school students were selected out of 57,000 total applicants and 1,000 recipients nationwide to receive[…]
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Illinois Voters Overwhelmingly Favor School Choice and Charters, According to Independent Poll Charter school parents and elected officials celebrate the achievements of the charter public school community during National Charter Schools Week SPRINGFIELD, IL—The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) in partnership with Illinois Representatives Dan Burke (D-Chicago) and John Anthony (R-Morris) held a press[…]
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CHICAGO – This week, the U.S. Department of Education awarded the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) a National Leadership Activities (NLA) Grant. This $2.4 million, three-year federal grant will support efforts to improve outcomes for special education students and English language learners in charter public schools.   This is the second National Leadership Activities[…]
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The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates Eric Johnson, our Director of Development, as the newly elected President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Chicago Chapter. AFP Chicago’s mission is to promote the development and growth of professional fundraising executives who are committed to the preservation and advancement of philanthropy in society and[…]
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