A group of early childhood educators visited Alain Locke on Monday, November 10 to learn and observe from the school’s staff, dean, and principal. The group has visited annually for the past several years. Related Content: Alain Locke Hosts 20 Teachers from Leading Educators Taylor K. Shaw Discusses Keys to Success in Special School Visit …

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Anthony was selected as Outstanding 8th grader by INCS because of his outstanding achievement, passion and innovation within the charter school community. Anthony will receive his award of excellence at the INCS Statewide Charter School Conference on November 3 at Chicago Marriott Downtown Chicago. Related Content: Seventh Graders Bring Home Red Ribbon Awards Student Wins …

Anthony White Named the 2014 Outstanding Illinois Charter School Eighth Grader by the INCS! Read More »

On October 16 Alain Locke hosted 20 Teacher Leaders from an organization called Leading Educators. The idea behind the school visit was for the Leading Educator Fellows to go well beyond their own institutions to witness for themselves the schools across the country that are ensuring excellent results for kids. Alain Locke was selected for …

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The 2014 Illinois Charter Schools Conference hosted by the Illinois Network of Charter Schools will take place on Monday, November 3 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.  Mr. Love will be presenting on Alain Locke’s successful transition to implementing the Common Core. Preparing for PARCC: What does Common Core really mean for our schools? For months and even …

Principal Patrick Love Presenting at the 2014 Illinois Charter School Conference Read More »

Alain Locke Charter School was 1 of 37 schools in Illinois recognized as a 2013 Spotlight School by the Illinois State Board of Education. This is the eighth consecutive year Alain Locke has won this award, which recognizes schools in low-income areas where academic performance is closing the achievement gap. Related Content: Alain Locke Highlighted …

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All-Year School Study Act Builds on the Success of Alain Locke Charter School in Chicago; Promotes Year-Round Schooling Pilot Programs in Low-Income, Low-Achieving Areas CHICAGO – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today announced new legislation that would promote year-round elementary and secondary school pilot programs to boost academic achievement in low-income, low-performing school districts across the …

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