This Week in Ed 12.15.17: ISBE to Investigate CPS Sped Practices

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Claypool Out, Jackson In, Elected School Board Needed

Forrest Claypool resigned yesterday, a few days after the IG report was given to the appointed BOE. The report itemized that Claypool engaged in a cover-up during an ethics investigation and the IG urged the CPS BOE to fire Claypool. Continue reading

The Week in Ed 12.7.17: CPS IG says fire Claypool; BOE Meeting Recap

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RYH at the December 2017 Unelected BOE Meeting

The December 2017 meeting was heated! We recommend heading to Twitter and checking out #cpsboard. We also recommend checking out this Twitter moment from Charles Preston and scrolling through our Facebook page for more coverage of the day. Below are three statements from RYH speakers. You can also watch video of the speech of RYH board member and CPS parent, Deb Hass. Deb handed in Cassie Creswell's research on Art in Motion charter school to all the unelected BOE members- there are some serious concerns here!   Continue reading

Concerns about Arts in Motion charter school application

Numerous aspects of the application for the Arts in Motion charter school intended for the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood concern us. Continue reading

This Week in Ed 12.1.17: CPS Announces More School Closings

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RYH Statement on CPS School Actions Announcement

By law, CPS must announce school actions for the next school year on December 1. Today CPS made their announcements. Continue reading

This Week in Ed 11.20.17: Sped Forum Update; Orgs Deliver Letter to ISBE re: Investigate CPS Sped

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Resources & Sample Forms from our Special Education Forum, November 16, 2017

Thank you to our volunteer parents who planned our wonderful forum and who prepared these excellent resources, sample forms and advocacy tools! Thanks to all of you who came out to know your rights, get your resources, and share your stories.  We will post the below resources and sample forms in our Special Education Toolkit for Parents which you can find here. If you missed the forum, you can watch the video here.   Continue reading

This Week in Ed 11.10.17: Parents continue to speak up about special education; Chance the Rapper also weighs in

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