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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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After two years, we at the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) are pleased that the budget stalemate is over, but we cannot emphasize enough that the never-ending partisan gridlock must come to an end. It is frankly shameful that the budget standoff led to social service cuts, delays in college funding, and a stack[…]
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For Immediate Release April 5, 2017 Contacts: Kasia Kalata 312-690-2721– office kkalata@incschools.org Matt Butterfield 312-545-5058 matt@macstrategiesgroup.com  CHARTER SCHOOL PARENTS, EDUCATORS, AND ADVOCATES PROTEST REP. GUZZARDI’S CHARTER SCHOOL MORATORIUM Charter Public School Parents, Educators, and Advocates Rally Outside Rep. Guzzardi’s Office CHICAGO— Dozens of charter public school parents, educators, and advocates rallied together today to protest[…]
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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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