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 – March 28th – April 3rd, 2020

April 3, 2020
School Closures & Funding:  The federal coronavirus relief package could mean hundreds of millions of dollars for Illinois schools By Hannah Leone for the Chicago Tribune “Illinois schools could be getting nearly $570 million through the federal coronavirus stimulus package, according to preliminary allocation estimates from the Illinois State Board of Education. A large portion […]
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Noble’s Response in a Time of Crisis

April 2, 2020
The world as we know it has changed. Specifically, the world of education. In recent weeks nations across the globe have come to a screeching halt of “life as normal”. As of March 28, 2020, all fifty states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, have closed schools for several weeks and pending what […]
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Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss – March 21st – March 27th, 2020

March 27, 2020
School Closures:  CPS to buy new computers for students to use at home, ramp up e-learning during coronavirus shutdown By Nader Issa for The Chicago Sun-Times “Chicago Public Schools officials said Wednesday they’re planning to buy new computers for students and are on the verge of releasing a more comprehensive remote learning plan as they […]
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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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State Commission

State Commission

The Illinois State Charter Commission serves as a reasonable, common-sense check on school districts - helping keep politics out of the charter school approval process.
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