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 – Week of May 20th, 2019

May 24, 2019
CPS Pledges To Offer “High-Quality” Curricula For All Grades, All Schools By Sarah Karp for WBEZ “For the first time, Chicago Public Schools says it plans to offer equal access to quality learning materials for all grades and all schools. Chicago Public Schools is planning to spend as much as $135 million over the next […]
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Top Education Stories You Don’t Want to Miss – Week of May 13th, 2019

May 17, 2019
Sistema Ravinia Auditorium And Kehrein Center For The Arts Grand Opening In Austin By the BWW News Desk “Fulfilling a 25-year dream of becoming the cultural cornerstone and social forum for the entire west-side community of Austin, Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School will unveil both its new Kehrein Center for the Arts and Sistema Ravinia […]
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Following Her Dreams at Intrinsic Charter Schools

May 16, 2019
Lucy was determined to find a high school that would give her son Joel the tools he would need to succeed. It wasn’t long before Lucy found Intrinsic, a new charter public school that checked all the boxes on her list. Intrinsic embraces technology, helps students to strengthen their unique talents and gives them the […]
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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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