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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 13, 2018 Contact: Melissa Ramirez Cooper mramirezcooper@incschools.org Urban Prep’s Tim King Earns National Recognition Tim King, founder, president and CEO of Urban Prep Academies in Chicago, earned national recognition today for his exemplary leadership in the charter school sector. Urban Prep operates the first all-male public charter high school in the[…]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2018 CONTACT Melissa Ramirez Cooper mramirezcooper@incschools.org The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) applauds Governor Bruce Rauner for putting children and families first with a veto of HB 5175. This bill, like others before it, would eliminate the Illinois State Charter School Commission’s ability to hear appeals from applicants who[…]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2018 CONTACT Kelley Quinn kquinn@incschools.org INCS Statement on the Governor’s Veto of HB 768 “The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) applauds Governor Rauner for vetoing House Bill 768 today, which would have essentially eliminated the Illinois State Charter School Commission. The Commission plays a critical role in ensuring Illinois families[…]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2017 CONTACT Kasia Kalata kkalata@incschools.org Kelley Quinn kquinn@incschools.org   Chicago Charter Public High Schools Sending Graduates to College at Record Rates A groundbreaking report released by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research reflects success for charter high school students Chicago, Illinois – A new report released by the University of[…]
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The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) has always focused on creating opportunity for Illinois children. That is why we stand in support of all students, regardless of their immigration status. Illinois has more than 63,000 students in public charter schools today, many of whom are immigrants protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals[…]
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New law provides equitable funding for charter public schools “Today, Governor Bruce Rauner signed historic legislation that provides a fair funding system for children across the state—whether they live in Champaign, Collinsville, or Chicago. INCS has always supported a funding formula that more accurately reflects actual need and allocates additional funding for low-income districts, which[…]
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