IL state Board of Ed threatens some districts with investigations on opt-out

Even though no district or state across the country has lost money due to high opt-outs, and the majority of states have dropped the PARCC test, our state board of education has sent letters to certain districts that they will be doing an investigation and collecting “evidence” from school staff and even students, when appropriate regarding opt-outs.

CPS Parent Testimony against new SEHS to BOE: February 24, 2016 BOE meeting

Sandra Hamilton, parent at Blaine and Lane Tech

My name is Sandra Hamilton, I’ve been a CPS parent for 11 years, with children at Blaine elementary and Lane Tech.

I’m here today to ask you to cancel your plans for Obama Prep HS, a $60 million project which, if cancelled, and TIF funds surplused, could yield over $30M for CPS.

LSC Elections 2016

LSC Elections are upon us!

LSC elections happen every two years. Elections are April 13, 2016 for elementary schools and April 14, 2016 for high schools. They coincide with Parent-Teacher Conference Day.

The deadline for applying is 3:00 p.m. at the school you wish to run on March 4, 2016.

Download forms from CPS (mailed, emailed, faxed or copied forms are not accepted).  

Stop the Cuts: Action Steps for Friday 2/12/16

While the TIF surplus resolution introduced by Alderman Ramirez-Rosa was unfortunately sent to the Finance committee this week without debate, another resolution that calls for a TIF surplus and discussion of sustainable revenue was introduced by Aldermen Pawar and Ramirez-Rosa. This one calls on Aldermen to work with the City Budget Office to identify TIF money in their wards that can be sent back to CPS (surplused).

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