Principals form new group in Chicago to work on policy issues

Principals Hosting Forum on Thursday 8/21

A group of principals have formed a group to work on policy and legislative issues.

They’re holding a forum moderated by Terry Mazany on successful school systems on 8/21 at UIC. Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aapple-forum-on-education-tickets-12327504899

Check out their website :AAPLE:

Catalyst covers it here:

Presentation from our 7/14 Budget meeting

CPS has released the FY2015 budget. Hearings are coming up on July 16.

Have questions about how to find your school budget? Wondering how neighborhood schools are being impacted? Do the priorities of the district match your priorities? 

Get informed and take an active role in advocating for improved public education for all.

The presentation from RYH's all-schools meeting held on Monday 7/14 at Eckhart Park is attached. 

CPS will hold all three of their hearings on Wednesday 7/16. Registration is at 5pm; the meeting is from 6pm-8pm.

CPS Releases Proposed FY2015 Budget

CPS Releases 2015 Budget

Despite claims of “keeping cuts away from the classroom” CPS neighborhood high schools will see big cuts to their budgets next fall. In addition, Catalyst reports that “welcoming” schools will see an average 5% cut and charters will see a gain of $43 million as the district continues to open more charter schools in the fall.  

CPS will be voting on this budget on July 23rd and will have budget hearings (which they haven’t announced yet) sometime before this date.

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RYH's Education Research Bibliography

This is the reseach bibliography that RYH members have compiled as part of our research project on a high-quality education.

The ABCs of School Choice. Rep. Indianapolis: Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, 2013. Print.

Abrams, Samuel E. “The Children Must Play.” New Republic. 28 Jan 2011. Web: What The US Could Learn From Finland About Education | New Republic. 

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