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The Blaine Game

Nevada’s American Civil Liberties Union is suing to stop an innovative education policy on the grounds that it violates the separation of church and state. Under the state’s new Education Savings Account Program parents can ask the government to give them their child’s per pupil funding beginning January 2016. The money is used to craft […]

Back to School Is An Exciting Time

The start of a new school year is an exciting time. As teachers prepare their classrooms, and students return to the building, there is palpable energy and excitement throughout the school. Like you, we look forward to what’s ahead. Since launching in May, our campaign has significant momentum, and we expect it to build with […]

Reforming Our Education Priorities

Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) is a globally renowned public school established by General Assembly statute. The Aurora-located school is not run by a school district. Instead, a Board of Trustees composed of government appointees and government officials selects a President, who is entrusted with all administrative duties. Enrollment is open to students across […]


New Information to Share with Your Networks

Our drumbeat continues! Supporters have helped spread the word about the Illinois Kids Campaign and have mobilized their networks to contact lawmakers. Thousands of emails, letters and phone calls are reaching Springfield with a clear message to Invest in Kids. We’ve added new Fact Sheets to help parents, grandparents, guardians and teachers understand the impact […]

OCI Response to the governor’s state of the state address

“It’s clear that the Governor and leaders on both sides of the aisle are focused on improving how we educate our most at-risk children, and One Chance Illinois applauds them all. Providing disadvantaged kids access to high quality education is essential to Illinois’ future. 90% of Illinois’ low-income students aren’t proficient in math, and 80% […]