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 – Week of June 10th, 2019

June 14, 2019
Leading charter public school network recognizes transformational teachers for best-in-nation performance By Yahoo Finance “The Noble Network of Charter Schools has announced the first 20 recipients of its newly created Distinguished Teacher program. Distinguished Teacher provides an industry-changing approach to celebrating and rewarding teachers who are achieving an exceptional impact with students. Among other benefits, […]
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Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss – Week of June 3rd, 2019

June 7, 2019
Chicago Charter Awards Top Teachers $10K Bonuses, Elite Title To Stay In Classroom By Linda Lutton for WBEZ “Students at Bulls College Prep gather around math teacher Delaina Martin before class. Martin is among 20 educators named “distinguished teachers” by the Noble Network of Charter Schools. All will receive $10,000 bonuses above their base pay […]
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Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss – Week of May 27th, 2019

May 31, 2019
High School Artists Can Now Submit Art For MSI’s Black Creativity Exhibit By Arionne Nettles for WBEZ “Works of art showing the creative expression of Chicago’s young black artists have lined the walls of the Museum of Science and Industry’s signature black art exhibit for the past seven years. And this year, the youth category […]
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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 101

Charter 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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