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Chicago Tribune/WBEZ coverage of charter community's response to watchlist

“I have no problem being held accountable...[but] I'm trying to understand whether I’m being held accountable to our renewal document from last year or to some new set of standards,” said Beth Purvis, CEO of CICS. read more …

PRESS RELEASE: CICS Challenges Basil Campus’ Inclusion on CPS “Watchlist”

CICS Basil Moved from Level 3 to Level 2 Status in 2012, Performance Improvement Plan On Track; CICS Challenges CPS inclusion of Basil campus on list. read more …

Distinctive Schools' "Family Matters" Newsletter

CICS Bucktown, Irving Park, Patriots, Prairie and West Belden are all part of the Distinctive Schools family. Please take a moment to read a few recent updates in their monthly newsletter! read more …

MEDILL REPORTS: Stark funding inequity exists between charter schools and other public schools

Feb. 14, 2013 - Charter school students in Chicago receive $3,000 less in funding than their traditional public school counterparts. HB 980, a bill recently introduced by Rep. Daniel Burke will help to close that funding gap. read more …

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