Illinois Charter Schools

141 Charter Schools
64,795 Students in Charter Schools
1996 Year Legislation Passed

State Resources

Charter School Performance in Illinois ReportsCREDO19 Jun, 2013 This June 2013 report from the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) focuses on the performance of Illinois charter schools and provides comparisons with district… Read more
Searching for Excellence: A Five-City, Cross-State Comparison of Charter School Quality ReportsPublic Impact, Thomas B. Fordham Institute19 Mar, 2013 This March 2013 report from the Public Impact and Thomas B. Fordham Institute offers analysis of the quality of charter schools in five cities: Albany, New York; Chicago, Illinois… Read more
Shuttered Public Schools: The Struggle to Bring Old Buildings New Life ReportsThe PEW Charitable Trusts19 Feb, 2013 This 2013 report from the PEW Charitable Trusts focuses on the use of closed public school district buildings in 12 cities. The report notes that charter schools have occupied 42… Read more
National Labor Relations Board Decision Regarding Jurisdiction In Chicago Charter School Union Case Reports04 Jan, 2013 This December 14, 2012, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decision finds that a private, non-profit corporation operating a Chicago, Illinois, charter school is not exempt… Read more
Opening Day for New Charter School in a Former Naval Station Great Lakes Training Facility 03 Oct, 2012 This September 4, 2012, article from the Lake County News-Sun focuses on the opening day for a new charter school located in a former Naval Station Great Lakes training facility.… Read more
2009-2010 and 2010-2011 Illinois Charter School Biennial Report ReportsIllinois State Board of Education23 Apr, 2012 This 2009–2010 and 2010–2011 Illinois Charter School Biennial Report from the Illinois State Board of Education, dated January 2012, provides an overview of the state’s charter… Read more
Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent's Order Approving Charter School Proposed for Navy Base Site Reports16 Mar, 2012 This March 15, 2012 order by Illinois State Board of Education Superintendent Christopher Koch approves a charter school proposed by LEARN Charter School Network of Chicago for a… Read more
Chicago Charter-District School Collaboration Compact 12 Dec, 2011 This is the Chicago, Illinois, Charter-District Collaboration Compact announced in December 2011 as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation project to encourage… Read more