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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 …

POLICY UPDATES: State Funding, Charter Moratorium, and ISAC Newsletter

Feb 14, 2013 - CICS stands against impending reductions to General State Aid funding; We are opposed to the charter school moratorium being considered by the CIty Council; and we support the work being done by ISAC, the Illinois State Advisory Council on the Education of Children with Disabilities. read more …

PRESS RELEASE: Hundreds of Urban Male Youth to Gather at CICS Larry Hawkins for Inspiring Mentoring Event

CICS Larry Hawkins is hosting a Brothers Breaking Bread Breakfast this Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9-11 AM. CICS Larry Hawkins is located at 801 E 133rd Place, Chicago, in the heart of Altgeld Gardens. Young men from Carver, DuBois, Aldridge and CICS Lloyd Bond elementary schools will also be in attendance. Chicago native and two-time NFL Super Bowl champion Howard Griffith, who now provides commentary and analysis on ESPN Radio and the Big Ten Network and coaches area football teams, will appear as the guest speaker. Griffith will engage with these young men from varying backgrounds to share inspiring lessons of self-determination. read more …

CHICAGO SUN TIMES: HB 980, Equitable Funding Bill for Charter Schools, Announced at Charter Rally

CICS, with highest turnout attendance at the rally, joined fellow advocates in cheers of support for the newly filed equitable funding bill. One parent shared, “Join me in making sure every public school student gets the same funding to receive a high quality public education.” read more …

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