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  • Deshon Edwards, Advocating for Peace and Social Justice

    Peace March Reflection: I have so much respect for Perspectives and our stance on social justice. I believe students should take a stand against violence in our city. We know that Chicago is one of the most segregated, if not the most segregated city in America. The Peace March on June 1st brought  students together […]

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  • Advocating for My Children – the Leaders of Tomorrow

    My name is Ronnie Faulkner. I am both a CICS Avalon parent and staff member. I have three incredible children. My oldest began his education in Schaumburg, a northwestern suburb in Illinois. When he moved to Chicago, I knew I’d need to find a school that would challenge him academically and also give him the […]

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  • Meet Tammar Schaeffer, a proud parent and staff member of CICS Longwood.

    My name is Tammar Schaeffer. I am a proud parent and staff member of CICS Longwood. I began working at CICS Longwood as an administrative assistant several years ago. When I started working there, I felt so excited that I could bring my son (a third grader then) along to work with me so he […]

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  • Elected Officials Join Hundreds Of Charter School Advocates For INCS 13th Annual Lobby Day

    Charter Public School Supporters Call for Fair Access to Facilities Funding SPRINGFIELD, IL – This afternoon, Senator Patricia Van Pelt, Senator Emil Jones, Senator Chuck Weaver, and Representative Lisa Hernandez joined Andrew Broy, president of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, and hundreds of charter public school parents, teachers, and advocates to rally in support […]

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  • Lobby Day is Tomorrow!

    Tomorrow is the big day – hundreds of charter public school parents are making their voices heard! Together, we’ll travel from Chicago to Springfield to advocate for the schools we all love so much. You can read more about Lobby Day here.   Just because you aren’t in Springfield tomorrow, doesn’t mean you can’t stand […]

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