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.

In The News

Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: May 8 – May 14, 2021

May 13, 2021
Pritzker: Schools to get an extra $350 million ‘because our outlook has improved’ By Rachel Hinton for The Chicago Sun-Times “Citing an improved outlook for the state’s finances, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday that he’ll increase evidence-based funding for schools by $350 million, offering some “relief” to parents, students and educators for the year ahead […]
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Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: May 1 – May 7, 2021

May 7, 2021
High school proms are back, sort of. Some will have no dancing, no eating, no heels — and entrance might require a negative COVID-19 test. By Karen Ann Cullotta for The Chicago Tribune  “…While those proms will include standard pre-pandemic fare like dancing and refreshments, students will be required to take a rapid COVID-19 test […]
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2021 Illinois Legislative Briefing

May 3, 2021
The Illinois legislature is in full-swing and there are a number of bills that they are working on that will impact our schools, our kids, and their futures. Here’s more information about these bills: HB114/SB577: Silencing voices in school communities  Our state’s charter school laws give Chicago charter public school leaders the flexibility to serve […]
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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 54,000 students, or about 14% 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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