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31 May, 2014, 09:22 ET Statewide Charter School Movement Mobilizes Unprecedented Strength To Preserve, Promote Quality Schools In Illinois

With the conclusion of the 2014 Illinois legislative session just minutes ago, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) recognizes the...


06 May, 2014, 18:15 ET Illinois Senator Mark Kirk Awarded 2014 Charter School Champion Award by National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools presented Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) with the 2014 Charter Champion Award at the U.S. Capitol...


25 Nov, 2013, 17:41 ET Prairie Crossing Charter School Honored with National Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C.

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools congratulates Prairie Crossing Charter School for being honored with the National Blue Ribbon Award of...


22 Oct, 2013, 17:07 ET Chicago's Charter Public Schools Top the List of Highest Performing Non-Selective High Schools

Chicago charter schools increase student test scores and college readiness  For the first time in Chicago history, this year the top 11...


27 Sep, 2013, 11:30 ET The Illinois Network of Charter Schools Responds to the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund to Clarify Issues Regarding Pension Requirements for Chicago Charter Public Schools

 In the wake of recent questions about charter school pension obligations, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools continues to seek clarity...


16 May, 2013, 16:56 ET Senator Richard Durbin Awarded 2013 Charter School Champion Award by National Alliance of Public Charter Schools

Illinois Network of Charter Schools President Andrew Broy presented Illinois Senator and Assistant Majority Leader Richard Durbin with the 2013...


20 Mar, 2013, 14:47 ET Illinois State Charter Commission paves the way for two new charter schools

Concept Schools to expand quality service in Illinois  Late yesterday the Illinois Charter School Commission voted to approve 2 new...


27 Feb, 2013, 16:43 ET INCS Statement regarding Chicago Public Schools (CPS) process on charter school actions

 Today the Chicago Board of Education announced that six charter public schools would be placed on "Academic Watch" – Ace Tech,...


05 Feb, 2013, 17:03 ET INCS Applauds Charter School Approval

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) applauds the Chicago Public Schools board for approving two new charter schools in their January...


23 Jan, 2013, 13:54 ET C. Allison Jack Appointed to Leadership Position at INCS

Education Reform Veteran returns to Chicago to Help Support and Grow Illinois Charter Sector The Illinois Network of Charter Schools...


30 Oct, 2012, 13:00 ET As Access To Charters Grow, Charter Leaders Join To Drive Quality, School Choice Throughout The State

Representing 54,000 students enrolled in Illinois charter public schools, hundreds of leaders and advocates pushed the school choice movement...


02 Oct, 2012, 10:17 ET Parent Voice for School Choice Rally Today

52,000 charter school parents made the decision to choose a charter school – thousands of their representatives express support for public...


28 Sep, 2012, 16:59 ET CPS and CTU Have Been Heard - it's Time for Charter School Parents to Have Their Say

52,000 charter school parents made the decision to choose a charter school – thousands of their representatives kick off "Parent Voice...


24 Aug, 2012, 14:08 ET CTU closer to a strike but Charter Public Schools continue to remain open

With the unfortunate news recently  that the Chicago Teachers Union is poised for a strike, the Illinois Network of Charter Schools ...


23 Jul, 2012, 07:00 ET Standing Up for Charter Schools: Setting the Record Straight

The following is a release from the Illinois Network of Charter Schools  Charter public schools have already begun opening their...


20 Jul, 2012, 17:24 ET Standing Up for Charter Schools: Setting the Record Straight

The following is a release from the Illinois Network of Charter Schools  Charter public schools have already begun opening their...


13 Jul, 2012, 14:18 ET CPS's 2013 Budget: a Blueprint for the Future

The following is a statement by Andrew Broy, president of Illinois Network of Charter Schools: The era of the strategic investment has begun...


13 Jun, 2012, 17:59 ET Graduation Celebration Showcases Charter Public School Students

North Lawndale College Prep data provides a snapshot of student success Three high school and two middle school students have been...


13 Apr, 2012, 15:38 ET Charter Public School Advocates to Rally at INCS "Have Your Say Day"

 Charter public school advocates are gearing up for a daylong event which will span two cities on April 17, 2012. The Illinois Network of...


27 Feb, 2012, 15:07 ET INCS Charter School Job Fair Set for March 10

Free event meets community needs The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) will sponsor its 7th annual Teacher Job Fair in Chicago on...


05 Dec, 2011, 12:53 ET Charter School Performance in Chicago

The following is a statement from Andrew Broy, President, Illinois Network of Charter Schools, regarding charter school performance in...


29 Sep, 2011, 11:39 ET Illinois Charter School Commission Members Announced

Nine Individuals to Serve on New Public Charter School Authorizing Board Today, the Illinois State Board of Education announced the members of...


15 Sep, 2011, 12:22 ET Charter Schools Join HistoryMakers Launch

Back To School Program Connects Students With Living History  On Friday, September 23, 2011, as students across the country begin the new...


13 Sep, 2011, 17:05 ET ACE Tech Charter High School's 7th Annual Gala

"Building the Future of Chicago's Construction Industry" ACE Tech Charter High School will hold their 7th Annual Gala on October 27, 2011 at 6:00...


22 Jul, 2011, 17:19 ET INCS Applauds Signing of Charter School Quality Act

New law makes more high quality charter schools possible This week Governor Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 79, legislation strengthening charter...