Media Mentions

View the media mentions about Raise Your Hand and our work.

 

Rally to keep school vouchers out of Illinois

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: CAN TV

Date: August 10, 2017

Link: 

http://cantv.org/watch-now/rally-to-keep-school-vouchers-out-of-illinois/

 

School Funding Dispute Continues

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: August 10, 2017

Link: 

http://abc7chicago.com/education/school-funding-dispute-continues/2292625/

 

Advocates Urge Legislators To Override Governor's School Funding Bill

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: August 10, 2017

Link: 

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/08/10/public-school-advocates-override-governor-school-funding-bill/

 

Private-School Voucher Plan? Rahm Ducks Questions

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: August 10, 2017

Link: 

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170810/belmont-cragin/rahm-ducks-questions-on-private-school-voucher-plan-pending-springfield 

 

Governor Rauner's school-funding Hunger Games

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: Chicago Reader

Date: August 8, 2017

Link: 

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/illinois-governor-bruce-rauner-school-funding-public-schools-cps-sb1/Content?oid=28847865

 

Breaking Down The Politics In The School Funding Fight

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: The 21st

Date: August 8, 2017

Link: 

https://soundcloud.com/21st-show/breaking-down-the-policies-in-the-school-funding-fight

 

School Activist Mary Hughes on The Ben Joravsky Show 8.4.17

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: WCBT 820 Chicago

Date: August 4, 2017

Link: 

https://soundcloud.com/chicagosprogressivetalk/school-activist-mary-hughes-on-the-ben-joravsky-show-8417

 

 

State Could Miss Public School Aid Payments for First Time Ever Amid Funding Battle

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: NBC 5 Chicago

Date: August 3, 2017

Link: 

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/cps-funding-mendoza-438193933.html?t=31

 

CPS student: A message for Gov. Rauner

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: August 2, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/media/94244686-132.html

 

Protest held at Rauner's Winnetka home after veto of school funding bill

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: August 2, 2017

Link: 

http://abc7chicago.com/education/protests-held-at-rauners-winnetka-home-after-veto-of-school-funding-bill/2270202/

Chicago Students Descend on Rauner's House To Protest School Funding Veto

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: August 2, 2017

Link: 

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-students-descend-on-rauners-house-to-protest-school-funding-veto/98cf54d6-d062-4c2d-bc6c-e1e1be34386c

 

Illinois House Once Again Backs Elected Chicago School Board

Category: CPS Board, Elected School Board

Press Source: WTTW

Date: May 25, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/25/illinois-house-once-again-backs-elected-chicago-school-board

 

CPS board approves big new borrowing, new chief of purchasing

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: Sun Times

Date: May 24, 2017

Link: 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/cps-board-approves-big-new-borrowing-new-chief-of-purchasing/

 

Charter School Chokehold

Category: Charter Schools, Privatization, Utilization

Press Source: South Side Weekly

Date: May 23, 2017

Link: 

https://southsideweekly.com/charter-school-chokehold/?mc_cid=913d624a48&mc_eid=6c9882152f

 

Coalition Urges Rauner to Refuse Money for School Voucher Program

Category: Vouchers, Privatization

Press Source: WICS

Date: May 16, 2017

Link: 

http://newschannel20.com/news/local/coalition-urges-rauner-to-refuse-money-for-school-voucher-program

Advancing Democracy and Justice in Public Education

Category: Vouchers, Privatization

Press Source: CAN TV

Date: May 11, 2017

Link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6QhaupFMeQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Aldermen Demand Answers on Mayor's Plan To Close CPS Budget Gap

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: NBC 5 Chicago

Date: May 9, 2017

Link: 

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/aldermen-demand-answers-for-mayors-plan-to-close-cps-budget-gap-421811153.html?mc_cid=d3097aeb8d&mc_eid=fda96aa4fd

 

Ex-CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett to be sentenced Friday in bribery case

Category: CPS CEO Bribery, SUPES

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: April 28, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-barbara-byrd-bennett-corruption-sentence-met-20170427-story.html

 

CPS families one step closer to simpler high school applications

Category: High School Application

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: April 26, 2017

Link: 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/cps-families-one-step-closer-to-simpler-high-school-applications/

 

Parents, Advocates Want Details On CPS Plan For End of School Year

Category: CPS Budget, CPS Calendar

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: April 26, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/04/26/parents-advocates-want-details-cps-plan-end-school-year

 

What Will Happen If Schools Close June 1? Here's What We Know- And Don't

Category: CPS Budget, CPS Calendar

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: April 25, 2017

Link: 

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170425/north-park/cps-closing-early-june-1-chicago-public-schools-budget

 

What to Consider When Choosing a CPS High School 

Category: Neighborhood High Schools

Press Source: CAN TV

Date: April 7, 2017

Link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u-2XI5L6hQ&t=635s

 

Recap- Perceptions vs. Reality: What to Consider When Choosing a CPS High School 

Category: Neighborhood High Schools

Press Source: Generation All blog

Date: April 3, 2017

Link: 

http://www.generationallchicago.org/recap-perceptions-vs-reality-what-to-consider-when-choosing-a-cps-high-school/

 

Chicago Activists Call For Action on Elected School Board Bill

Category: Elected School Board, CPS Board

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: April 18, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/04/18/chicago-activists-call-action-elected-school-board-bill

 

Hyde Park education activist to lead Raise Your Hand as interim co-director

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Hyde Park Herald

Date: April 6, 2017

Link: 

http://hpherald.com/2017/04/06/hyde-park-education-activist-lead-raise-hand-interim-co-director/?utm_content=buffera01a5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Raise Your Hand founder steps down from CPS work to move to burbs 

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: April 5, 2017

Link: 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/raise-your-hand-founder-steps-down-from-cps-work-to-move-to-burbs/

 

Founder of CPS Advocacy Group Quits- So Her Son Can Go to Evanston H.S.

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: April 5, 2017

Link: 

LSC Members Call on Rauner to Restore CPS Pension Funding

Category: CPS Board of Education; CPS Budget

Press Source: WTTW's Chicago Tonight 

Date: March 23, 2017

Link: 

 

CPS elected school board bill passes first hurdle in becoming a reality

Category: CPS Board of Education; Elected School Board

Press Source: Hyde Park Herald 

Date: March 16, 2017

Link: 

Elected school board bill passes committee despite CPS opposition

Category: CPS Board of Education; Elected School Board

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: March 15, 2017

Link: 

Chicago: Parent Discovers Massive Breach of Privacy of Student Records

Category: Student Privacy

Press Source: Diane Ravitch's blog

Date: March 11, 2017

Link: 

Category:CPS Board of Education, Facilities

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: March 9, 2017

Link: 

Category: Student Privacy, Special Education, Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Parent Coalition for Student Privacy blog

Date: March 5, 2017

Link: 

 

Category: CPS Budget, Facilities

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: March 7, 2017

Link: 

 

Category: CPS Budget, Facilities

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: March 7, 2017

Link: 

 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: February 22, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: February 20, 2017

Link: 

Category: Charter Schools, CPS Budget

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: February 13, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: NBC 5 Chicago

Date: February 13, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: February 13, 2017

Link: 

Category: DeVos

Press Source: NBC Nightly News

Date: February 1, 2017

Link: 

Category: DeVos

Press Source: MSNBC

Date: February 1, 2017

Link: 

Category: DeVos

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: January 31, 2017

Link: 

Category: DeVos

Press Source: Chicagoist

Date: January 31, 2017

Link: 

Category: DeVos

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: January 31, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget, Special Education

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: January 24, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget, Special Education

Press Source: Better Government Association

Date: January 23, 2017

Link: 

Category: High School Application

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: January 23, 2017

Link: 

Category: Charter Schools, Student Privacy

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: January 20, 2017

Link: 

Category: High School Application 

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: January 14, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: January 13, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: December 26, 2016

Link: 

Category: Charter Schools, Student Privacy

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: December 23, 2016

Link: 

 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: December 19, 2016

Link: 

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: December 7, 2016

Link: 

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: December 7, 2016

Link: 

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: December 7, 2016

Link: 

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: December 7, 2016

Link: 

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: December 7, 2016

Link: 

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: CAN TV

Date: December 7, 2016

Link: 

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Chicagoist

Date: November 10, 2016

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: November 6, 2016

Link: 

 

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Jacobin

Date: November 3, 2016

Link: 

 

Category: Charter Schools, Student Privacy

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: September 30, 2016

Link: 

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