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Connecting and Empowering Parents Across Chicago and Illinois

Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education engages, informs and empowers parents to protect and strengthen public education for all children in Chicago and Illinois, eliminate inequities in public schools, and work at the grassroots for the public good that is public education.

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    RYH's new Executive Director

    Please welcome Jianan Shi as the new Executive Director of Raise Your Hand! Jianan has worked across several Chicago communities as a high school teacher and as an organizer. We can’t wait for you and your community to get to know him as the RYH ED! Jianan will be busy meeting with various people and organizations over the coming months. You will hear from him very soon. Here’s a quick bio:
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    This Week in Ed 6.7.19: New CPS BOE appointed... and more Chicago education news! 🌼

    On Monday, Mayor Lightfoot officially appointed the new CPS Board of Education: Miguel del Valle (president), Sendhil Revuluri (vice president), Luisiana Melendez, Amy Rome, Lucino Sotelo, Elizabeth Todd-Breland, and Dwayne Truss. We are pleased by the appointment of Dwayne Truss, former vice president of the RYH board. He played an instrumental role in shaping our organization and is a phenomenal human and advocate for public schools. Read this from Austin Talks to learn more about Dwayne: Austin Resident Dwayne Truss appointed to the Chicago Board of Education.
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