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September 26, 2018 CHICAGO—A recent analysis produced by the Chicago Teachers Union and ChiACTS—the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff—alleges that charter public schools are funded at 8 percent more than the city’s district-operated schools—a claim that is explicitly baseless, according to Andrew Broy, president of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS). “Charter[…]
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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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Kyla and Kayla, juniors at Perspectives Charter School, recently participated in a six-week internship at the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) to gain more experience in a work environment. This is one of many internships that Perspectives offers to juniors who attend the school. We asked Kyla and Kayla a few questions about Perspectives and their internship experiences,[…]
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The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) opposes the merger between the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff (ChiACTS) and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU). The CTU has always been hostile toward charter public schools. The CTU is on record calling charter schools “fake schools” and mounted a “furious campaign” (their words) against equal[…]
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