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  • RYH Bullying Toolkit

  • 2019 Standardized Testing & Opt Out Toolkit

  • RYH Research Report: Improving Nursing Care in CPS

  • RYH Reasearch Report: HS Application & Placement for CPS Students with Disabilities

  • The ISBE Inquiry Letter: Deciphered for Parents

  • Raise Your Hand for IL Public Education: Explained!

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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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    We're hiring! RYH Executive Director

    Downloadable and printable RYH Executive Director job description here.
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    Testing Opt Out Press Conference

    We joined with the Chicago Teachers Union on Tuesday, March 12, for an opt out of IAR press conference at Hernandez Middle School: “CPS test undercuts newly arrived immigrant children, charge teachers.”  Here is our 2019 Standardized Testing and Opt Out Toolkit which contains an explanation of the "new" IL state test, IL Assessment of Readiness or IAR, as well as opt out resources in both English and Spanish.
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