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  • Special Education Toolkit for Parents

    What to do and whom to reach out to: non-profit organizations, advocates, attorneys.

  • Nearly 13,000 empty seats in Chicago charter schools

    More than 1,000 more since 2014

  • Testing Toolkit: PARCC and opt out

  • Infographic: CPS School Budgets Still A Concern

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    Subpar Clinician Positions at CPS

  • Handouts from our Special Education Forum

    October 25, 2016

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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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