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On October 24, the Office of Inspector General released a report that finds 163 former CPS employees not eligible for rehire are working in CPS charter and contract schools. INCS released the following statement from Communications Director Kelley Quinn in response: “Safety and high-quality staff at charter schools are top priorities for our students — just[…]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 4, 2017 CONTACT Kasia Kalata kkalata@incschools.org INCS Statement on EMSA Approval The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates the Elgin Math and Science Academy (EMSA) on their approval by the Illinois State Charter School Commission. EMSA will be the first charter public school in District U-46, the second largest district[…]
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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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Today, the Illinois Senate followed the House of Representatives by making history in reforming education funding in our state. The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) congratulates members of the Senate for passing the landmark school funding reform, Senate Bill 1947, House Amendment 5. This legislation does the right thing: it directs additional state resources[…]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2017 CONTACT Kasia Kalata kkalata@incschools.org Statement from INCS President Andrew Broy on Universal Enrollment Chicago Public Schools’ (CPS’) charter school community recognizes the importance of a common high school application and is committed to the ideal of lowering barriers for parents to allow their children to choose which high school[…]
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