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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2021 Legislative Session Roundup

June 17, 2021
Usually, on June 1st, the IL legislative session closes for the summer. However, this year, there are bills that didn’t move forward on time and state elected leaders are continuing to work beyond June 1st. We’re continuing to watch these bills as they make their way through the  legislature.    As an Elevate Chicago family […]
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Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: June 12 – June 17, 2021

June 17, 2021
Noble’s Anti-racism Journey, A Conversation with Aidé Acosta and Estée Kelly By The Noble Network of Charter Schools “At the outset of the 2020 school year, Noble set a bold and ambitious goal of becoming a more antiracist organization. Since then, Noble announced our anti-racism commitment (ARC), we engaged thousands of families in surveys and […]
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Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss: June 5 – June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021
Noble’s Anti-racism Journey, A Conversation with Ivory Duncan By the Noble Network of Charter Schools “At the outset of the 2020 school year, Noble set a bold and ambitious goal of becoming a more antiracist organization. Since then, Noble announced our antiracism commitment (ARC), we engaged thousands of families in surveys and feedback to guide […]
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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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