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We are a coalition of parents and concerned citizens who advocate for quality public education for all children in Chicago and Illinois. Our mission is to help parents become advocates for their children by providing information on policies that impact them, building networks to share ideas, and creating tools to elicit change.

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    This Week in Ed 1.12.18: Hearing on school closings, special ed

    Stay up to date on the latest education news. Sign up to receive This Week in Ed delivered to your email inbox every week! Other ways to stay in touch with us:  Twitter... @CPSuccessCHI, @ILRaiseYourHand, @RYHAction, @MTAS_Chicago Facebook... IL Raise Your Hand, Raise Your Hand Action, More Than A Score Chicago
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    CPS School Actions 2017-18: Community Meeting Statements

    CPS held the first round of community meetings this week on their proposed school actions. We attended and live tweeted the following meetings: NTA, Hirsch HS colocation with a religious charter school, Ogden-Jenner merger (which was the one proposal guided and informed by the community), and Englewood HS closings (CPS plans to close the 4 neighborhood high schools in Englewood leaving a one year gap before the new high school is built which will start with only incoming freshman.) We also created a Storify of some tweets from the two nights of community meetings. You can read our tweets from the meetings by scrolling through our Twitter page or by using these shortcuts: NTA meeting coverage starts with this tweet; search #wearenta. Ogden-Jenner meeting coverage is in this thread; search #OgdenJenner. Hirsch HS colocation meeting coverage is in this thread; search #HirschHuskyPride was used. (We’ve also submitted concerns about the charter school and spoke at the unelected BOE.) Englewood HS closing coverage starts with this tweet; #cpsboard and #Englewood were used. RYH spoke at the NTA, Hirsch HS, and Englewood meetings. Below are two of those statements. Find a full list of proposed school actions, transition plans, and details on the next round of community meeting at this webpage. Click on the "School Actions" tab.  
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