Media Mentions

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

 

 

Chicago: This Neighborhood Will Soon Be Without A Single High School

Category: Facilities, School Actions, Springfield, CPS BOE, CPS Budget, Elected School Board

Press Source: Diane Ravitch's Blog

Date: December 6, 2017

Link: 

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/12/06/chicago-this-neighborhood-will-soon-be-without-a-single-high-school/

 

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Officials Shuffling Students Around "Like Cars"

Category: Facilities, School Actions, Springfield, CPS BOE, CPS Budget 

Press Source: Alternet

Date: December 4, 2017

Link: 

https://www.alternet.org/rahm-emanuel-chicago-officials-shuffling-students-around

 

School closing and opening pattern shows Chicago doesn’t have a plan

Category: Facilities, School Actions, Springfield, CPS BOE, CPS Budget 

Press Source: The Chicago Reporter

Date: November 30, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagoreporter.com/school-closing-and-opening-pattern-shows-chicago-doesnt-have-a-plan/

 

CPS Asks State to Help Reform Special Education Offerings

Category: Special Education, ISBE, CPS BOE, CPS Budget 

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: November 27, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/11/27/cps-asks-state-help-reform-special-education-offerings#.WhyXsaMNhUc.twitter

 

Literacy, Politics, Racism: Ingredients in the Chicago Public Ed Stew

Category: Elected School Board, CPS BOE, Parent Advocacy 

Press Source: Huffington Post

Date: November 20, 2017

Link: 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/literacy-politics-racism-ingredients-in-the-chicago_us_5a12edb2e4b023121e0e94f4

 

Parents Demand An Elected School Board

Category: Elected School Board, CPS BOE 

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: November 13, 2017

Link: 

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-updates/parents-demand-an-elected-school-board/97faf3ea-eaee-41b1-843a-3a736107eeb6

 

Parents of Diverse Learners- You Are Not Alone!

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget, Parent Advocacy, CPS BOE

Press Source: Chicago Reader 

Date: October 25, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagonow.com/parents-guide-raising-diverse-learner/2017/11/parents-of-diverse-learners-you-are-not-alone/

 

Rahm's budget speech filled with whoppers and half-truths

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget, CPS BOE

Press Source: Chicago Now

Date: November 1, 2017

Link: 

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/mayor-rahm-emanuel-budget-speech/Content?oid=33147370

 

CPS critics call for CEO Forrest Claypool's firing over budget

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget, CPS BOE

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: October 25, 2017

Link: 

http://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-critics-call-for-ceo-forrest-claypools-firing-over-budget/2566392/

 

CPS board approves budget, bonds and $2.5M on Claypool's consultants

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget, CPS BOE

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: October 25, 2017

Link: 

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-board-approves-budget-bonds-and-2-5m-on-claypools-consultants/

 

Renewed Calls For CPS CEO to Step Down

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget, CPS BOE

Press Source: NBC 5 Chicago

Date: October 25, 2017

Link: 

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/claypool-cps-protests-453162053.html

 

CPS Special Education Overhaul Debated At Board Of Education Meeting

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget, CPS BOE

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: October 25, 2017

Link: 

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-updates/cps-special-education-overhaul-debated-at-board-of-education-meeting/83051253-b135-46a8-977f-1daee90db767

 

 

Aldermen Call For Claypool’s Ouster, Accuse CPS Of Stiffing Special Needs Kids

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: October 24, 2017

Link: 

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/10/24/special-education-students-getting-stiffed-in-chicago-critics-contend/

 

Number of Schools With Top Ratings Fall- And CPS Blames The Cubs

Category: SQRP, CPS Budget, Attendance, Charter Schools

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: October 24, 2017

Link: 

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171020/wicker-park/number-of-schools-with-top-quality-ratings-fall-cps-blames-cubs

 

The Ben Joravsky Show: 10.19.17- With Bob Reiter and Sergio Mims

Category: CPS Budget, Special Education

Press Source: WCPT 820 Chicago

Date: October 19, 2017

Link: Mary Hughes at 28:00

https://soundcloud.com/chicagosprogressivetalk/the-ben-joravsky-show-101917-with-bob-reiter-and-sergio-mims?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter

 

CTU, community groups demand more funding for CPS

Category: CPS Budget, City Hall

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: October 12, 2017

Link: 

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ctu-community-groups-demand-more-funding-for-cps/

 

Foes of charter school proposal host documentary screening in Oak Park

Category: Charter Schools, Privatization

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: October 3, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-charter-school-tl-1005-20171003-story.html

 

CPS announces rules it could use to close or merge schools in June

Category: School Actions, Space Utilization, Springfield

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: September 29, 2017

Link: 

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/cps-announces-rules-it-could-use-to-close-or-merge-schools-in-june/

 

Proposed charter school rankles Oak Park residents

Category: Privatization, Charter Schools, Vouchers

Press Source: Oak Park Wednesday Journal

Date: September 26, 2017

Link: 

http://mobile.oakpark.com/News/Articles/9-26-2017/Proposed-charter-school-rankles-Oak-Park-residents/

 

Autistic Teen's Death in CPS Poll Heightens Questions of Special Ed Care

Category: CPS Budget, Special Education

Press Source: BGA

Date: September 8, 2017

Link: 

https://www.bettergov.org/news/autistic-teens-death-in-cps-pool-heightens-questions-of-special-ed-care

 

One lapse after another at CPS school where boy with autism drowned

Category: CPS Budget, Special Education

Press Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Date: September 8, 2017

Link: 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/one-lapse-after-another-at-cps-school-where-boy-with-autism-drowned/

 

Chicago's charters could be in line for funding boost under new state education formula

Category: CPS Budget, SB1, Springfield, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: September 7, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-charter-school-funding-met-20170907-story.html

 

Illinois House passes school funding bill on second try

Category: CPS Budget, SB1, Springfield, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: August 28, 2017

Link: 

http://abc7chicago.com/education/illinois-house-expected-to-take-up-school-funding-bill-monday/2350187/

 

Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #29. With co-host Brandon Johnson and guest Cassie Creswell and Wendy Katten. Plus student activists.

Category: CPS Budget, SB1, Springfield, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: Fred Klonsky's blog

Date: August 25, 2017

Link: 

https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/hitting-left-with-the-klonsky-brothers-episode-29-with-co-host-brandon-johnson-and-guest-cassie-creswell-and-wendy-katten-plus-student-activists/

 

Speakers at CPS hearing assail budgeting practices

Category: CPS Budget, CPS Board of Education

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: August 23, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-cps-budget-hearing-20170823-story.html

 

'Neovouchers' introduced to school funding standoff in Illinois

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

Press Source: The Chicago Reporter

Date: August 17, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagoreporter.com/neovouchers-introduced-to-school-funding-standoff-in-illinois/

 

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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