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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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    This Week in Ed 11.25.20: 🦃 CPS Reopening Guide | LSC Elections aren’t over yet! | SSCA & SpEd

    Well, we were hoping to keep this weekly newsletter brief but CPS released a Parent Reopening Guide last night, LSC Elections are not over yet, and remember when CPS violated special education law in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years? CPS is finally getting around to providing families with “Student Specific Corrective Action (SSCA)". We explain it all below (and more!) so please scroll & read! If you feel you need to walk away from public education news for a few days- go do that & come back when you are ready... we get it!
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    RYH Statement at the November 2020 CPS Board of Ed Meeting

    Our prepared statement is below- or will be by late in the morning. The meeting will be live streamed on the CPS YouTube Channel starting at 10:30AM. Sometimes they are a few minutes late so keep refreshing the page until the live feed shows up. You can follow us on Twitter for some live tweeting: @ILRaiseYourHand. For more live tweets, please follow the #ChiDocumenter assigned to the meeting. Press coverage is far below.  Do you have a comment you want to share with the CPS BOE? Visit www.cpsboe.org, scroll down to “Written Comments” and click on “Board Meeting Nov 18 Form." This link takes you to a Google form. If you have trouble accessing the form your CPS child might be logged into their CPS account on your device- log them off, then proceed again. This form will close Th, Oct 29, 5PM.
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