We're a coalition of parents, educators, school leaders, and community leaders who believe every child in Chicago deserves a great public school, no matter what neighborhood they live in. That's why we're coming together to support great charter public schools in our communities – so that together, we can lift up our neighborhoods and give all our children the great education they deserve.

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Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: May 21 – May 27, 2022

May 27, 2022
A Note from Our CEO By Constance Jones from The Noble Schools “Dear Noble,I am writing today with a heavy heart as we grieve the loss of 21 souls–nineteen children and two teachers–at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. My heart hurts for Uvalde, the predominantly Mexican working-class community in Texas that will not see these […]
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Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: May 14 – May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022
Garland Thomas-McDavid: Addressing trauma is paramount in helping North Lawndale to rise and thrive By Garland Thomas McDavid for The Chicago Tribune “A recent report from the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago focused on revitalizing the North Lawndale community. It was uplifting and gratifying to see North Lawndale making headlines […]
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Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: April 30 – May 13, 2022

May 12, 2022
Teacher Appreciation Week: The Power of Teacher Advocacy By The Illinois Network of Charter Schools “This Teacher Appreciation Week, INCS is proud to shoutout the 2022 Teacher Leadership Cohort (TLC) for its dedication to making change in their communities. This nine-month fellowship equips teachers with the experiences, knowledge, and skills to support them to speak […]
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Get the Facts


The evidence is clear: Chicago's charter public schools are providing a world-class education to thousands of the city's highest-need students. But you may have heard some misinformation about what public charter schools are, who they serve, and how they're funded.


Research

Research

Independent, peer-reviewed research from some of the nation’s leading institutions shows that Chicago’s charter public schools are having an outsized impact on student achievement and college readiness.
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Charter Public Schools 101

Charter Public Schools 101

Charter schools are public schools, open to all students in their school districts - free of charge.
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Enrollment Facts

Enrollment Facts

Chicago’s charter public schools enroll almost 52,000 students, or about 15% of the city’s public school students.
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College Facts

College Facts

Chicago’s charter public schools are leading the way when it comes to preparing students for college.
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About Us

About Us

Every child in Chicago deserves to go to a great public school in their neighborhood.
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Funding Facts

Funding Facts

Funding for Chicago’s public charter schools has improved significantly in recent years, with the minimum local per pupil contribution rising from 75% of the local per pupil rate to 97%.
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Accountability

Accountability

State charter school laws give Chicago charter school operators greater autonomy to innovate, in order to improve outcomes for students of all backgrounds.
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