• Attend Raise a Glass

  • RYH Special Education Toolkit: Advocacy Tips and Resources

  • Stand up for public education!

  • Raise Your Hand for IL Public Education: Explained!

  • Fact Sheet on Tax Credit Scholarships

  • Resources from School Ratings Forum

Sign up to get the latest updates

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.

Our research

Budget cuts    Standardized testing   Class sizes  Vouchers

  • Latest from the blog

    This Week in Ed 9.20.18 AND Raise a Glass for RYH! Less than 2 weeks away!

    Why support RYH at our annual fundraiser on Tuesday, Oct 2, 5:30-8:30pm? A note from a CPS parent & member of our fundraiser committee: Hello fellow public education supporter, I have a photo from six years ago almost to the day: it's my family holding picket signs in the playground behind Ray School from when teachers went on strike over a longer school day and labor conditions. It reminds me of the school closing hearings, state budget fights, and assorted other CPS zaniness over the years. I believe Raise Your Hand keeps the people inside the Board of Ed building from going totally off the rails, which is one reason we helped plan a fundraiser to honor special education parents’ epic fight this past year and raise funds to support continued organizing on this issue and so many other issues on Tuesday, Oct. 2.
    Continue reading

    Top 5 Reasons to Attend the RYH Fundraiser, October 2!

    There are many, many reasons to join us at our annual fundraiser, Raise a Glass for RYH Here are the Top 5 Reasons:
    Continue reading