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Below you can find more information regarding charter schools and press for the Elgin Math & Science Academy Charter School.

EMSA News:

EMSA is a Landmarks Illinois, 2020 Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Recipient! Read about EMSA and the other recipients here.

Congrats to our very own Sarah Said for being named in Arab America Foundation Announces 40 Under 40 Awardees for 2020

EMSA wants city to turn over ownership of charter school campus in order to save money on renovation: Chicago Tribune, The Courier News 05/12/2020

With first year nearing end, Elgin charter school preparing to add fourth grade in the fall: Chicago Tribune, The Courier News 05/30/2019

Elgin charter opens; Students return to classrooms across Kane, McHenry counties: Daily Herald 08/15/2018

Elgin charter school almost ready for school year’s start: Daily Herald 07/27/2018

EMSA March Newsletter: click here

Congratulations To The Founding Elgin Math And Science Academy Principal: EL Education

Elgin charter school’s new principal inspired by its vision: Daily Herald 1/22/18

EMSA chooses Jacksonville administrator as its first principal: Courier News 1/16/18

EMSA Announces New Founding Principal: read here

EMSA Announces New Founding Principal – press release: click here

EMSA launches Online Application for 2018/2019 school year: click here

Charter group leader talks about Elgin school’s progress: Daily Herald 1/8/18

EMSA December Newsletter: click here

What’s to come in Elgin in 2018… Elgin School District U46 is set to have its first charter school open in time for the 2018-2019 school year: Courier News 12/29/17

Year in review: A look back at news in the Elgin area in 2017… Elgin charter school : Courier News 12/29/17

Fox Valley’s top stories of 2017: Elgin charter school approved for 2018: Daily Herald 12/22/17

New Elgin charter school picks principal: Courier News 12/20/17

‘In the best interest of students’: State commission releases Elgin charter budget, appeal decision: Courier News 10/12/17

State commission reverses U46 charter school denial; EMSA to open in 2018: Courier News 10/4/17

State panel OKs Elgin charter school: Daily Herald 10/4/17

Elgin charter school appeal hearing set for Thursday: Courier News 9/2/17

State sets hearing to review Elgin charter school proposal: Daily Herald 8/17/17

Gail Borden to host eclipse viewing event Monday: Daily Herald 8/17/17

Column: Elgin charter school would offer exceptional educational opportunity: Courier News 8/4/17

Group may ask state to reverse U-46 on Elgin charter school denial:  Daily Herald 7/3/17

Elgin charter school backers consider appeal:  Courier News 6/30/17

U46 board denies charter school contract, proposal:  Courier News 6/27/17

Give the Elgin area this charter school option: Chicago Tribune editorial 6/26/17

District U46 school board member backs proposed charter school: Courier News 3/21/17

Supporters flood hearing on U46 charter school plan: Courier News 3/14/17

Elgin charter school proposal garners mixed reactions: Daily Herald 3/14/17

Hearing set on U46 charter school proposal: Courier News 3/4/17

Elgin group resubmits charter school proposal: Daily Herald 2/1/17

U46 charter school proposal resurrected in Elgin: Courier News 2/1/17

Charter school group eyes vacant school property:  Courier News 8/25/16

Elgin charter school proponents looking to restart:  Courier News 7/28/16

Old News (from our prior effort):

District U-46 Rejects Charter School Idea; Backers Going to State Level:  The Courier News, July 22, 2014

U-46 Board Rejects Charter School Proposal:  Daily Herald Article, July 22, 2014

Elgin Charter School Group to appeal U-46 rejection:  Daily Herald Article, July 23, 2014

Letter to the editor: Daily Herald Article, July 14, 2014

U-46 committee vote on Elgin charter school: Daily Herald Article, June 23, 2014

Elgin charter school hearing on Monday, June 23, 2014:  Courier News Article, June 20, 2014

Elgin charter school seeks approval from District U46: Courier News Article, May 9, 2014

Elgin charter school group files application: Daily Herald Article, May 9, 2014

Elgin charter school group files application: Daily Herald Article, March 2, 2014

Elgin charter school finalizing application: Courier News Article, February 7, 2014

Charter group wants to open kindergarten to 8th-grade school: Daily Herald Article, February 5, 2014

Elgin charter school could open in fall 2015: Daily Herald Article, October 29, 2013

Elgin charter initiative chooses Expeditionary model: Courier News Article, October 8, 2013

Elgin group faces tough decisions creating charter school: Daily Herald Article June 10, 2013

Elgin charter school group holds first public talk: September 11, 2012 Courier-News:  Elgin School Group Holds First Public Talk

Group looks to bring charter school to U-46: May 30, 2012 Daily Herald: Group Looks to Bring Charter School to U-46

Group takes ‘Initiative’ to bring charter school to Elgin: May 23, 2012 Courier-News: Group Takes Initiative to Bring Charter School to Elgin

More Information on Charter Schools:

Learn more about Charter Schools in Illinois: Illinois Network of Charter Schools

Learn more about Public Charter Schools: National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Learn about a model charter school: Alain Locke Charter School

An Intro to Expeditionary Learning: Expeditionary Learning Video

Transition pays off at St. Paul’s Open World Learning Community: Expeditionary Learning, St. Paul, MN, Pioneer Press Article

Charter Schools In Philadelphia: Educating Without A Blueprint: NPR Video, November 22, 2013

Your High School Math Performance May Predict Your Future Salary: Business Insider Article, November 5, 2013