Standing Up for Charter Schools: Setting the Record Straight

Jul 23, 2012, 07:00 ET from Illinois Network of Charter Schools

CHICAGO, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Charter public schools have already begun opening their doors to thousands of children for the new academic year—and others are slated to open their doors in August.  In this current climate, this achievement is often overlooked. Charter advocates now say it is time for their voice to be heard. The Board of Education has indicated it will not adhere to an earlier promise to approve a new budget on Wednesday that includes more equitable funding for charter public schools.  A press conference has been set to articulate the charter community's concerns about the current CPS budget debate and to provide facts about charter funding and performance.

What:      Press Conference  

When:     July 23, 2012
               10:30 am CST

Where:   LEARN Excel Campus
               2401 W. Congress Parkway
               Chicago, IL 60612

Visuals:   Diverse group of schools leaders, parents, and community members in a school setting

The Illinois Network of Charter Schools (INCS) is dedicated to the improvement of education by establishing high-quality charter public schools that transform lives and communities.  As the voice of the Illinois charter schools, INCS advocates for legislation on behalf of the charter sector, provides support to strengthen charter schools, and influences education policy for the benefit of all public school students.

Contacts: Sylvia Ewing 
(773) 575-0073 (mobile)
(312) 629-2063 x33 (desk)



SOURCE Illinois Network of Charter Schools