Media Mentions

View the media mentions about Raise Your Hand and our work.

 

I thought Local School Councils were a way to make a difference. Here's why I resigned.

Category: CPS Board of Ed, LSC, LSCAB, Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: December 6, 2019

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/12/06/i-thought-local-school-councils-were-a-way-to-make-a-difference-heres-why-i-resigned/

 

Grassroots Education Network- November 2019 Newsletter

Category: CPS Board of Ed

Press Source: Network for Public Education blog post

Date: November 26, 2019

Link:

https://networkforpubliceducation.org/grassroots-education-network-november-2019-newsletter-2/

 

Meet Our 2019 Grantees

Category: RYH funder

Press Source: Crossroads Fund blog post

Date: November 21, 2019

Link:

https://www.crossroadsfund.org/content/our-grantees

 

TIFs are a core racial equity issue

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Crain's Chicago Business

Date: November 21, 2019

Link:

http://drupal.prod.chicagobusiness.com/opinion/tifs-are-core-racial-equity-issue

 

Aspen portal glitch puts teachers and parents on edge as report cards released

Category: Contracts, Aspen

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: November 19, 2019

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/11/19/chicago-released-a-new-grading-portal-called-aspen-this-year-it-has-some-teachers-and-parents-on-edge/

 

The state oversees Chicago’s special education program. Will the new teachers union contract help?

Category: 2019 Strikes, Special Education

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: November 5, 2019

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/11/05/the-state-oversees-chicagos-special-education-program-will-the-new-teachers-union-contract-help/

 

Chicago teachers' strike ends after 11 days. CPS will have 5 make-up days of school

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: USA Today

Date: October 31, 2019

Link:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/10/31/chicago-teachers-strike-union-tentative-agreement-makeup-days/4106271002/

 

CTU strike, Day 15: What did special education students gain from the strike?

Category: 2019 Strikes, Special Education

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: October 31, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/31/20941235/chicago-teachers-strike-updates-cps-live-blog-day-15

 

Some special ed advocates ask, was the strike worth it?

Category: 2019 Strikes, Special Education

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: October 31, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/31/20942682/cps-strike-special-education-advocates

 

Grassroots Education Network- October 2019 Newsletter

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: NPE Grassroots Education Network

Date: October 30, 2019

Link:

https://networkforpubliceducation.org/grassroots-education-network-october-2019-newsletter-2/

 

Striking Teachers March To Lincoln Yards Development Site, Asking TIF Money Be Used For Schools

Category: 2019 Strikes, TIF Litigation

Press Source: WBBM AM Chicago

Date: October 29, 2019

Link:

https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/striking-teachers-march-lincoln-yards-development-site

 

Special needs families hope Chicago strike will bring change

Category: Special Education, 2019 Strikes

Press Source: This AP News article appeared in several publications. These are the ones we know of with links and dates: 

AP News, Daily Herald, U.S. News & World Report, Washington Post, WTTW(October 28, 2019)

Chicago Tribune (November 1, 2019)

 

Legislators grill Chicago over special education shortcomings

Category: Special Education, IL State Board of Ed, CPS Board of Ed, Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: October 25, 2019

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/10/25/legislators-grill-chicago-over-special-education-shortcomings/

 

Mike Klonsky: On the Chicago Teachers’ Strike

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: Diane Ravitch's blog

Date: October 18, 2019

Link:

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/10/18/mike-klonsky-on-the-chicago-teachers-strike/

 

Students with special needs left without critical resources as Chicago teachers strike

Category: 2019 Strikes, Special Education

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: October 17, 2019

Link:

https://abc7chicago.com/education/special-needs-students-left-without-critical-resources-during-teachers-strike/5627082/

 

CPS special ed parents could benefit from strike in the long run — but bear tough burden in meantime

Category: 2019 Strikes, Special Education

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: October 17, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/10/17/20919867/cps-special-ed-parents-students-strike-ctu-seiu-support

 

Chicago Teachers Strike: Where to find child care with CPS classes canceled

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: October 17, 2019

Link:

https://abc7chicago.com/education/ctu-strike-2019-where-to-find-child-care-with-cps-classes-canceled/5590334/

 

On the way to the picket line...

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: Mike Klonsky's blog

Date: October 17, 2019

Link:

https://michaelklonsky.blogspot.com/2019/10/on-way-to-picket-line.html?spref=tw

 

Working parents face difficult child care decisions ahead of planned Chicago teachers strike

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: October 17, 2019

Link:

https://abc7chicago.com/education/parents-scramble-to-find-child-care-as-chicago-teachers-set-to-strike/5624170/

 

A day without teachers: 32,000+ educators in Chicago went on strike. Here's what happened

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: USA Today

Date: October 17, 2019

Link:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2019/10/17/chicago-teachers-union-strike-new-contract/4000656002/

 

Chicago Teachers Are On Strike: Here’s What You Need To Know

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: October 16, 2019

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-teachers-are-on-strike-heres-what-you-need-to-know/529a0d14-8178-487d-94db-cc4e028e624c

 

Chicago teachers could strike Thursday: What you need to know about the CPS walkout

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: USA Today

Date: October 15, 2019

Link:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/education/2019/10/15/cps-strike-2019-update-chicago-public-schools-teacher-union-ctu/3842287002/

 

Chicago Teachers Strike 2019: Live Updates

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: October 15, 2019

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-teachers-strike-2019-live-updates/8b5b5eb6-9e86-49ca-993d-626e85ec2a5b

 

What Chicago Families Need to Know About Possible Teachers Strike

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: WTTW

Date: October 14, 2019

Link:

https://news.wttw.com/2019/10/14/what-chicago-families-need-know-about-possible-teachers-strike

 

We asked readers their views on a potential Chicago teachers strike. They had some thoughts.

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: October 14, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-cps-strike-teachers-public-opinion-20191015-fo5gaid6v5gibnrv74hhk6mqai-story.html

 

Possible CTU Strike Leaves Parents Scrambling To Make Child-Care Plans

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: October 14, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/10/14/strike-leaves-parents-scrambling/

 

Many child care options available for CPS parents during potential strike

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: WGN

Date: October 11, 2019

Link:

https://wgntv.com/2019/10/11/many-child-care-options-available-for-cps-parents-during-potential-strike/

 

What’s The Public Appetite For A Chicago Teachers Strike?

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: October 10, 2019

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/whats-the-public-appetite-for-a-chicago-teachers-strike/ed8b1c5c-530d-4046-a87a-9098057e2408

 

Chicago Teachers Strike 2019: Where to find childcare if schools are closed

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: October 10, 2019

Link:

https://abc7chicago.com/education/ctu-strike-2019-where-to-find-childcare-if-schools-are-closed/5590334/

 

Chicago Public Schools Bus Companies Were Fined $270,000 For Violations Last Year

Category: Special Education, Parent Advocacy, Contracts, Busing

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: October 8, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/10/08/chicago-public-schools-bus-companies-were-fined-270000-for-violations-last-year/

 

Chicago begins contingency planning in event of teacher strike

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago 

Date: October 3, 2019

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/10/03/chicago-contingency-plans-for-teacher-strike-support-staff-strike/

 

Busted priorities

Category: TIF Litigation, 2019 Strikes

Press Source: Chicago Reader

Date: October 2, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/lightfoot-teachers-strike/Content?oid=74051617

 

Chicago teachers have authorized a strike. Here’s what you need to know, and the latest on the talks.

Category: 2019 Strikes

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: September 27, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-cb-chicago-teachers-strike-what-you-need-to-know-20190927-fhdqc6uxynck7dxvdgvpkslhzy-story.html

 

Questions still loom on Lincoln Yards and TIF

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: The Chicago Reporter

Date: September 19, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagoreporter.com/questions-still-loom-on-lincoln-yards-and-tif/

 

Lincoln Yards lawsuit dismissed by judge, activists vow to keep fighting for TIF reform

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Curbed Chicago

Date: September 17, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/9/17/20870485/lincoln-yards-lawsuit-tif-dismissed-sterling-bay-development

 

Judge dismisses Lincoln Yards lawsuit, says advocacy organizations had no right to file

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: September 16, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-lincoln-yards-lawsuit-dismissed-20190916-sner6a7ohrgkbh3hoqmddacnei-story.html

 

Judge tosses groups’ lawsuit against Lincoln Yards TIF subsidy

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: September 16, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/16/20869367/judge-tosses-groups-lawsuit-against-lincoln-yards-tif-subsidy

 

Judge spikes Chicago TIF suit

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: One Illinois

Date: September 16, 2019

Link:

https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2019/9/16/judge-spikes-chicago-tif-suit

 

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit To Block Lincoln Yards TIF, Says Groups Lack Standing

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Block Club Chicago

Date: September 16, 2019

Link:

https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/09/16/judge-dismisses-lawsuit-to-block-lincoln-yards-tif-says-groups-lack-standing/

 

The Battle Over TIF Money For Lincoln Yards (Starts at 10:45)

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: September 12, 2019

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/morning-shift-podcast/the-battle-over-tif-money-for-lincoln-yards/431bbd6f-c265-400e-a368-cc7a5c578479?fbclid=IwAR2YyJvxqwOoJfoFtI2o5hTR1W8o_yPe-Ialx8ZbNMp9iaHLKaxDu92nsBY

 

Despite city’s ‘rush to judgment’ on Lincoln Yards, judge says lawsuit to block tax subsidy might not fly

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: The Daily Line

Date: September 12, 2019

Link:

http://thedailyline.net/chicago/09/12/2019/despite-citys-rush-to-judgment-on-lincoln-yards-judge-says-lawsuit-to-block-tax-subsidy-might-not-fly/

 

Despite City’s ‘Rush To Judgment’ On Lincoln Yards, Judge Says Lawsuit To Block Tax Subsidy Might Not Fly

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Block Club Chicago

Date: September 11, 2019

Link:

https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/09/11/despite-citys-rush-to-judgment-on-lincoln-yards-judge-says-lawsuit-to-block-tax-subsidy-might-not-fly/

 

Judge questions whether lawsuit to stop Lincoln Yards taxpayer subsidy can proceed

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: September 11, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-lincoln-yards-lawsuit-hearing-20190911-r47esrcabjfpzdai2bgbzmr3km-story.html

 

Judge weighs dismissing Chicago TIF suit

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: One Illinois

Date: September 11, 2019

Link:

https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2019/9/11/judge-weighs-dismissing-chicago-tif-suit

 

Judge on Lincoln Yards TIF: 'A deal is a deal'

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Crain's Chicago Business

Date: September 11, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/judge-lincoln-yards-tif-deal-deal

 

Judge critiques lawsuit challenging $1.3 billion TIF for Lincoln Yards

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: September 11, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/2019/9/11/20861252/judge-critiques-lawsuit-challenging-1-3-billion-tif-for-lincoln-yards

 

Head tax, LaSalle Street tax, vacancy tax on progressives' checklist for Lightfoot

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Crain's Chicago Business

Date: September 10, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/government/head-tax-lasalle-street-tax-vacancy-tax-progressives-checklist-lightfoot

 

Fight To Stop $1.3 Billion Tax Subsidy For Lincoln Yards Returns To Court

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Block Club Chicago

Date: September 10, 2019

Link:

https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/09/10/lincoln-yards-1-3-billion-tax-subsidy-battle-heads-to-court-as-opponents-try-to-stop-controversial-project/

 

School Bus Delays Leaving Many Parents Frustrated

Category: Special Education, Contracts, CPS Budget

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: September 5, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/program/682/4160125-school-bus-delays-leaving-many-parents-frustrated/

 

CPS, Contractor Says They Are Working On School Bus Delays, But Problems Persist

Category: Special Education, Contracts, CPS Budget

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: September 5, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/09/05/cps-contractor-say-they-are-working-on-school-bus-delays-but-problems-persist/

 

The Legal Battle Over Lincoln Yards $1.3B TIF District

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: WTTW

Date: September 4, 2019

Link:

https://news.wttw.com/2019/09/04/legal-battle-over-lincoln-yards-13b-tif-district

 

Driver Shortage To Blame For CPS School Bus Problems?

Category: Special Education, Contracts, CPS Budget

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: September 4, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/video/program/683/4159797-driver-shortage-to-blame-for-cps-school-bus-problems/

 

‘Step back and reassess’ rushed Lincoln Yards TIF, groups say in lawsuit

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Chicago Reporter

Date: August 28, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagoreporter.com/step-back-and-reassess-rushed-lincoln-yards-tif-groups-say-in-lawsuit/

 

The Education of Janice Jackson

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board, CPS Sex Abuse, School Actions, Springfield, City Hall

Press Source: Chicago Magazine

Date: August 27, 2019

Link:

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/September-2019/Can-Janice-Jackson-Save-CPS/

 

The race to beat the clock on Lincoln Yards: How a delay could have stopped the megadevelopment from getting $1.3 billion in taxpayer money

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: August 26, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-lincoln-yards-tif-blight-question-20190826-3tjv44ljqradbfe22yynyzcjie-story.html

 

Grassroots Education Network- July 2019 Newsletter

Category: Facilities, EFMP, Springfield, Space Utilization, School Actions

Press Source: Network for Public Education

Date: July 31, 2019

Link:

https://networkforpubliceducation.org/grassroots-education-network-july-2019-newsletter/

 

CPS plans to hire hundreds of social workers and nurses — but many positions still not filled from last pledge

Category: Social Workers, School Funding, CPS Board of Ed, CPS Budget

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: July 30, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/30/20747534/cps-chicago-public-schools-social-workers-nurses-lightfoot-teachers-union

 

Impresarios of the Moment: CIVL Defense—Chicago Club Owners Find Strength In Solidarity

Category: TIF Litigation, TIF Equity, TIF Reform, Under Resourced Schools and Classroom

Press Source: Newcity Music

Date: July 24, 2019

Link:

https://music.newcity.com/2019/07/24/impresarios-of-the-moment-civl-defense-chicago-club-owners-find-strength-in-solidarity/

 

Mayor Lightfoot faces mounting pressure to change Chicago school funding model

Category: School Funding, Under Resourced Schools and Classrooms, SBB

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: July 24, 2019

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/07/24/school-funding-reform/

 

Are there alternatives to closing schools? Chicago parents consider options.

Category: Facilities, EFMP, Springfield, Space Utilization, School Actions

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: July 17, 2019

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/07/16/community-facility-planning/

 

Activists Try to Stop a Huge Chicago Development Over $1.3 Billion in Tax Incentives

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: The Wall Street Journal

Date: July 11, 2019

Link:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/activists-try-to-stop-a-huge-chicago-development-over-1-3-billion-in-tax-incentives-11562849876

 

Chicago cops getting training on working in schools for first time in 10 years

Category: SROs, CPS Board of Ed, Community Engagement, Special Education

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: July 11, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/7/11/20689507/chicago-cops-schools-cps-police-cpd

 

Speaking at a Chicago school board meeting is a feat of endurance for parents. It shouldn’t be.

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Parent Advocacy, Schools Actions, Elected School Board

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: July 9, 2019

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/07/09/chicago-school-board-meetings-feat-of-endurance/

 

Chicago’s Board of Education Just Changed How Its Meetings Will Be Run

Category: SQRP, CPS Board of Ed, Springfield, Standardized Testing

Press Source: City Bureau

Date: June 27, 2019

Link:

https://www.citybureau.org/newswire/2019/6/22/chicagos-board-of-education-just-changed-how-its-meetings-will-be-run

 

Chicago school board approves new school ratings scale despite complaints and confusion

Category: SQRP, CPS Board of Ed, Springfield, Standardized Testing

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: June 26, 2019

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/06/26/sqrp-vote/

 

Interview with Megan Reid (National Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights) and Reverend Hatch (New Mount Pilgrim Church and Leaders Network)

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: WVON

Date: June 20, 2019

Link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6ItY_nGIGXIMkZqTkNYdEhzMEVETmVMYWFfMjR5bThzcmI0/view

 

Grassroots groups ask injunction against Chicago River development

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: One Illinois

Date: June 20, 2019

Link:

https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2019/6/21/grassroots-groups-ask-injunction-against-chicago-river-development

 

Chicago Cheat Sheet: Glenview shopping center sells at big loss…& more

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: The Real Deal

Date: June 20, 2019

Link:

https://therealdeal.com/chicago/2019/06/20/chicago-cheat-sheet-glenview-shopping-center-sells-at-big-loss-more/

 

Injunction filed against Lincoln Yards development

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: WGN TV

Date: June 20, 2019

Link:

https://wgntv.com/2019/06/20/injunction-filed-against-lincoln-yards-development/

 

Group wants to block work on Lincoln Yards project

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: June 20, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/20/18693099/lincoln-yards-tax-subsidies-lawsuit-preliminary-injunction

 

Lincoln Yards opponents ask judge to stop city from spending any money on the megaproject

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: June 20, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-lincoln-yards-lawsuit-20190620-kxjxiblnmnfs7bl4pc56to6zby-story.html

 

Chicago’s TIF policies keep racial inequities locked into place

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Crain's Chicago Business

Date: June 18, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/lightfoot-100/chicagos-tif-policies-keep-racial-inequities-locked-place

 

Secretive police meetings over cops in schools a ‘dog and pony show,’ community members say

Category: SROs, CPS Board of Ed, Community Engagement, Special Education, Under Resourced Schools & Classrooms

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: June 11, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/11/18657128/dnigma-howard-chicago-police-marshall-high-school-resource-officers-public-schools

 

Grassroots Collaborative and Raise Your Hand v. City of Chicago

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights blog

Date: 

Link:

https://www.clccrul.org/grassroots-collaborative-v-city-of-chicago

 

Charter commission out, but private-school scholarships retained

Category: Charter Schools, Vouchers, CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board, ERSB, Springfield

Press Source: One Illinois

Date: June 4, 2019

Link:

https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2019/6/4/charter-commission-out-but-private-school-scholarships-retained

 

Austin resident Dwayne Truss appointed to Chicago Board of Education

Category: CPS Board, Elected School Board, ERSB, Lightfoot

Press Source: Austin Talks

Date: June 4, 2019

Link:

http://austintalks.org/2019/06/austin-resident-dwayne-truss-appointed-to-chicago-board-of-education/

 

Inspector general urges Lightfoot to deliver TIF reforms Emanuel promised

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: June 3, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hall/2019/6/3/18651099/tax-increment-financing-lightfoot-inspector-general-joe-ferguson-audit

 

Mayor Lightfoot Appoints New Chicago School Board

Category: CPS Board, Elected School Board, ERSB, Springfield, Lightfoot

Press Source: WTTW

Date: June 3, 2019

Link:

https://news.wttw.com/2019/06/03/mayor-lightfoot-appoints-new-chicago-school-board

 

Lightfoot names new school board

Category: CPS Board, Elected School Board, ERSB, Springfield, Lightfoot

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: June 3, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/6/3/18650383/chicago-school-board-mayor-lori-lightfoot-cps

 

Mayor Lori Lightfoot appoints parents, former grads, educators for new Chicago school board

Category: CPS Board, Elected School Board, ERSB, Springfield, Lightfoot

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: June 3, 2019

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/06/03/mayor-lori-lightfoot-unveils-her-new-school-board/

 

Wednesday May 29: With Monroe Anderson, Atiba Buchanan, Amisha Patel & Mystery Guest...

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: The Ben Joravsky Show, starts at 1:36:00

Date: May 29, 2019

Link:

https://art19.com/shows/the-ben-joravsky-show/episodes/9daeaa0d-600f-4807-b973-9351742b5a8c

 

We're done waiting for an elected school board

Category: CPS Board, Elected School Board, ERSB, Springfield, Lightfoot

Press Source: Crain's Chicago Business

Date: May 28, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/lightfoot-100/were-done-waiting-elected-school-board

 

This Lawsuit Is Putting a Racial Equity Lens on Economic Development Incentives

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Next City

Date: May 23, 2019

Link:

https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/lawsuit-is-putting-a-racial-equity-lens-on-economic-development-incentives

 

Ready for reform, Chicago?

Category: TIF Litigation

Press Source: Chicago Reader

Date: May 22, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/ready-for-reform-chicago/Content?oid=70442391

 

Amid questions and upheaval, Chicago school board moves forward on curriculum overhaul

Category: Contracts, CPS Board of Education, Under Resourced Schools & Classrooms

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: May 22, 2019

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/05/22/amid-questions-and-upheaval-chicago-school-board-moves-forward-on-curriculum-overhaul/

 

‘It’s our last meeting’: New mayor Lori Lightfoot moves to disband Chicago’s school board, setting up major shift

Category: Lightfoot, Under Resourced Schools & Classrooms, CPS Board of Education, Elected School Board

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: May 22, 2019

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/05/22/its-our-last-meeting-lori-lightfoot-overturns-chicago-school-board/

 

The demanding expectations set forth for Chicago's Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot

Category: Lightfoot, Under Resourced Schools & Classrooms, Neighborhood Schools

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: May 17, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/politics/ct-met-chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-expectations-20190516-story.html

 

Progressive aldermen’s 100-day agenda: higher minimum wage, more affordable housing

Category: ReimagineChicago, TIFs, TIF, CPS Budget, Under Resourced Schools & Classrooms, City Council, Lightfoot

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: May 16, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2019/5/16/18628149/progressive-aldermen-agenda-housing-minimum-wage-schools-immigration

 

Incoming alderman, parents groups renew push for elected CPS board

Category: ERSB, Elected School Board, CPS Board, Springfield, Lightfoot

Press Source: Fox 32 Chicago

Date: May 13, 2019

Link:

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/incoming-alderman-parents-groups-renew-push-for-elected-cps-board

 

Pressure mounts on Lori Lightfoot to support elected school board bill

Category: ERSB, Elected School Board, CPS Board, Springfield, Lightfoot

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: May 13, 2019

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/05/13/lightfoot-stalls-school-board-bill/

 

Advocates Say Time’s Up, Call For Vote On Chicago Elected School Board

Category: ERSB, Elected School Board, CPS Board, Springfield, Lightfoot

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: May 13, 2019

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/advocates-say-times-up-call-for-vote-on-chicago-elected-school-board/ffb2039d-99ce-4980-9641-d9743ba1c766

 

Senate leader: Lightfoot wants to do her homework on elected school board bill

Category: ERSB, Elected School Board, CPS Board, Springfield, Lightfoot

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: May 13, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-elected-school-board-lori-lightfoot-john-cullerton/

 

Rahm Emanuel’s schools legacy: Record grad rates, but he also closed 50 schools

Category: Under Resourced Schools & Classrooms, Special Education, School Actions, ERSB Now

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: May 10, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rahm-emanuel-chicago-education-legacy-graduation-rates-improved-closed-50-schools/

 

State bill reducing barriers to Local School Councils moves to final vote

Category: LSCs, Springfield

Press Source: Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

Date: May 9, 2019

Link:

https://www.clccrul.org/blog/2019/5/9/state-bill-reducing-barriers-to-local-school-councils-moves-to-final-vote

 

Grassroots Education Network- April 2019 Newsletter

Category: Under Resourced Schools and Classrooms, TIF, TIFs, CPS Budget

Press Source: Network for Public Education

Date: May 2, 2019

Link:

https://networkforpubliceducation.org/grassroots-education-network-april-2019-newsletter/

 

How #NoCopAcademy shook the machine

Category: Under Resourced Schools and Classrooms, TIF, TIFs

Press Source: Chicago Reader

Date: April 26, 2019

Link:

https://m.chicagoreader.com/chicago/how-nocopacademy-shook-the-machine/Content?oid=69862164

 

Chicago Newsroom 4/25/19

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Chicago Newsroom

Date: April 25, 2019

Link:

https://youtu.be/qgSQHgBx07g

 

Where will the jobs go? Next chapter in Lincoln Yards saga offers few answers

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: The Chicago Reporter

Date: April 25, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagoreporter.com/where-will-the-jobs-go-next-chapter-in-lincoln-yards-saga-offers-few-answers/

 

Subsidies Meant For Low-Income Communities Are Paying For Luxury Developments

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Pacific Standard

Date: April 24, 2019

Link:

https://psmag.com/social-justice/subsidies-meant-for-low-income-communities-are-paying-for-luxury-developments

 

Mayoral Education Transition Committee and Links to Memos

Category: Memo to the Mayor

Press Source: Better Together Chicago website

Date: April 22, 2019

Link:

https://bettertogetherchicago.com/transition-team/

 

$1.3B in public TIF money for Lincoln Yards violates state law, claims lawsuit

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Curbed Chicago

Date: April 19, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/4/19/18507728/lincoln-yards-lawsuit-tif-district

 

Groups sue to block $900 million subsidy for Lincoln Yards

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: The Daily Line

Date: April 18, 2019

Link:

http://thedailyline.net/chicago/04/18/2019/groups-sue-to-block-900-million-subsidy-for-lincoln-yards/

 

Our Lawsuit Aims To Stop The Lincoln Yards TIF From Creating More Racial Inequity

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights blog

Date: April 17, 2019

Link:

https://www.clccrul.org/blog/2019/4/17/our-lawsuit-aims-to-stop-the-lincoln-yards-tif-from-creating-more-racial-inequity

 

Grassroots groups file suit against Chicago TIFs

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: One Illinois

Date: April 17, 2019

Link:

https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2019/4/17/grassroots-groups-file-suit-against-chicago-tifs

 

Lawsuit filed to stop Cortland and Chicago River TIF and more

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Our Urban Times

Date: April 17, 2019

Link:

http://oururbantimes.com/development/lawsuit-filed-stop-cortland-and-chicago-river-tif-and-more

 

Local Organizations To Sue City Over Lincoln Yards Funding Deal

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Patch

Date: April 17, 2019

Link:

https://patch.com/illinois/lincolnsquare/s/gooxl/local-organizations-sue-city-over-lincoln-yards-funding-deal

 

Community groups file lawsuit to stop Lincoln Yards project

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: WGN TV Chicago

Date: April 17, 2019

Link:

https://wgntv.com/2019/04/17/community-groups-file-lawsuit-to-stop-lincoln-yards-project/

 

Buscan demandar a la ciudad de Chicago por subsidio al desarrollo de Lincoln Yards

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Univision Chicago

Date: April 17, 2019

Link:

https://www.univision.com/local/chicago-wgbo/buscan-demandar-a-la-ciudad-de-chicago-por-subsidio-al-desarrollo-de-lincoln-yards

 

Lawsuit filed to block $900 million subsidy for Lincoln Yards

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: April 17, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/?post_type=cst_article&p=2268580

 

Activists sue over Lincoln Yards TIF

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Crain's Chicago Business

Date: April 17, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/activists-sue-over-lincoln-yards-tif

 

Chicago Activists Sue City Hall Over Lincoln Yards TIF

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: April 17, 2019

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-activists-sue-city-hall-over-lincoln-yards-tif/675742b4-5790-4c7c-8b76-1de960420137

 

Lawsuit Says $1.3 Billion Lincoln Yards Tax Subsidy Benefits Mostly-White Areas

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: April 17, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/04/17/lincoln-yards-lawsuit/

 

Lawsuit seeks to block use of up to $1.3 billion in public money on Lincoln Yards project

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: April 17, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-lincoln-yards-tif-lawsuit-20190417-story.html

 

Community groups to sue over Lincoln Yards tax subsidy

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: April 16, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-lincoln-yards-tif-lawsuit-20190416-story.html

 

Community Groups Sue City To Block $900 Million Lincoln Yards TIF

Category: TIF litigation

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: April 16, 2019

Link:

https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/04/16/community-groups-sue-city-to-block-900-million-lincoln-yards-tif/

 

Elected school board bill advances; Senate to vote in May

Category: Elected Representative School Board

Press Source: Hyde Park Herald

Date: April 15, 2019

Link:

https://hpherald.com/2019/04/15/elected-school-board-bill-advances-senate-to-vote-in-may/

 

Student Data Privacy Bill Needs Slips Now. File In Support!

Category: Student Data Privacy, Springfield, ISBE, Data Privacy

Press Source: Fred Klonsky's blog

Date: April 10, 2019

Link:

https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/student-data-privacy-bill-needs-slips-now-file-in-support/

 

With Lightfoot’s Backing, City Council OKs TIF Money For Lincoln Yards And The 78; Developers Vow More Contracts For Women, Minorities

Category: TIFs, TIF, CPS Budget, Under Resourced Schools & Classrooms

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: April 10, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/04/10/lightfoot-backs-lincoln-yards-and-the-78-after-developers-vow-more-contracts-for-women-minorities/

 

An elected Chicago School Board may become reality…eventually

Category: Elected Representative School Board, ERSB, CPS Board of Ed, Springfield

Press Source: Our Urban Times

Date: April 5, 2019

Link:

http://oururbantimes.com/education/elected-chicago-school-board-may-become-reality%E2%80%A6eventually

 

Illinois House approves bill creating elected Chicago school board — an idea Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot supports

Category: Elected Representative School Board, ERSB, CPS Board of Ed, Springfield

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: April 4, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-illinois-house-elected-chicago-school-board-20190404-story.html

 

uh-PARENT-ly | Student privacy: Who is collecting information about our children?

Category: Student Data Privacy, Springfield, ISBE, IL State Board of Ed, Data Privacy

Press Source: uh-PARENT-ly Podcast

Date: April 4, 2019

Link:

https://wgnradio.com/2019/04/04/uh-parent-ly-student-privacy-who-is-collecting-information-about-our-children/

 

March 2019 Grassroots Education Network Newsletter

Category: Standardized Testing, IAR, PARCC, Opt Out, Bullying

Press Source: Network for Public Education

Date: March 30, 2019

Link:

https://networkforpubliceducation.org/march-2019-grassroots-education-network-newsletter/

 

CPS high school acceptance letters released Friday: What you need to know

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Under Resourced School and Classrooms

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: March 29, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/gocps-high-school-public-acceptance-letters/

 

Reclaman presupuesto más justo para escuelas de CPS

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Under Resourced School and Classrooms, CPS Budget, Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Telemundo Chicago

Date: March 27, 2019

Link:

https://www.telemundochicago.com/noticias/destacados/reclaman-presupuesto-mas-justo-cps-chicago-507739131.html

 

Preckwinkle vs. Lightfoot: Differences emerge in how mayoral candidates would govern schools

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Under Resourced School and Classrooms, CPS Budget

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: March 27, 2019

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/03/27/preckwinkle-vs-lightfoot/

 

Chicago Public Schools Budget Winners And Losers

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Under Resourced School and Classrooms, CPS Budget

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: March 27, 2019

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-public-schools-budget-winners-and-losers/ba652bff-94d6-49fd-8603-3307f9d1e21e

 

School Nurse Shortages: The Challenges Students And Families Face

Category: Nursing, CPS Board of Ed, Parent Advocacy, Special Education

Press Source: Seizing Life, A CURE podcast

Date: March 27, 2019

Link:

https://www.seizinglife.org/school-nursing-shortages-challenges-students-families-face/

 

Illinois State Board, new superintendent seek $5.6 million more for training teachers, streamlining testing

Category: Standardized Testing, IAR, PARCC, ISBE, Springfield

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: March 21, 2019

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/03/21/illinois-state-board-new-superintendent-seek-5-6-million-more-for-training-teachers-streamlining-testing/

 

How will Lincoln Yards transform the North Side of Chicago?

Category: City Hall, TIFs, School Funding, Under Resourced Schools, Under Resourced Schools

Press Source: WGN Radio

Date: March 20, 2019

Link:

https://wgnradio.com/2019/03/20/how-will-lincoln-yards-transform-the-north-side-of-chicago/

 

Good news for some schools in $32 million push, but questions surface about whether process is fair

Category: CPS ARA, CPS Board of Ed, Facilities, Under Resourced Schools

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: March 19, 2019

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/03/19/for-32-chicago-schools-a-big-payoff-in-landing-academic-arts-or-dual-language-programs/

 

At Issue: Community Activism: Win or Lose 3/17/2019

Category: City Hall, TIFs, School Funding, Under Resourced Schools, Under Resourced Schools

Press Source: WBBM Newsradio

Date: March 17, 2019

Link:

https://wbbm780.radio.com/media/audio-channel/issue-community-activism-win-or-lose-3172019

 

At Issue: Community Activism And Government

Category: City Hall, TIFs, School Funding, Under Resourced Schools

Press Source: WBBM Newsradio

Date: March 15, 2019

Link:

https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/issue-community-activism-and-government

 

¿Enfermeras? La Rotación Constante De Enfermeras En Las Escuelas Públicas De Chicago

Category: Nursing, CPS Board of Ed, Parent Advocacy, Special Education, Under Resourced Schools

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: March 13, 2019

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/enfermeras-la-rotacin-constante-de-enfermeras-en-las-escuelas-pblicas-de-chicago/4eb6d118-8773-44f9-a428-ec1a7733717b?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Web-Share

 

Teachers: Children New To The U.S. Should Sit Out State Tests

Category: Standardized Testing, IAR, PARCC, ELL

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: March 12, 2019

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/teachers-children-new-to-the-us-should-sit-out-state-tests/d4b2121e-b921-42b6-ad28-12bd5b84e1ef

 

Chicago Teachers Union: Illinois Assessment Readiness test unfair to non-English speaking children

Category: Standardized Testing, IAR, PARCC, ELL

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: March 12, 2019

Link:

https://abc7chicago.com/education/chicago-teachers-union-state-assessment-test-unfair-to-non-english-speaking-children/5186735/

 

Piden cambios en el sistema escolar a beneficio de alumnos inmigrantes

Category: Standardized Testing, IAR, PARCC, ELL

Press Source: Telemundo Chicago

Date: March 12, 2019

Link:

https://www.telemundochicago.com/videos/cambios-sistema-escolar-alumnos-inmigrantes-507036812.html?t=152&fbclid=IwAR2eWA6Kr2XfoqkS0CuFYHQ5rfq-xlpNOuAO7WfcjAFkYwwucsaNr2XcGjI

 

Piden a CPS que no realice nuevo examen estatal en inglés a estudiantes que no dominan el idioma

Category: Standardized Testing, IAR, PARCC, ELL

Press Source: Univision Chicago

Date: March 12, 2019

Link:

https://www.univision.com/local/chicago-wgbo/piden-a-cps-que-no-realice-nuevo-examen-estatal-en-ingles-a-estudiantes-que-no-dominan-el-idioma-video?fbclid=IwAR3eWxNm1onfRpRYPaDs7XvJqBXqlrylmYBef_RRIm7ZivzLQASvpWBRKsA

 

Nurse Who? The Revolving Door Of Nurses In Chicago Public Schools

Category: Nursing, CPS Board of Ed, Parent Advocacy, Special Education, Under Resourced Schools

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: March 11, 2019

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/nurse-who-the-revolving-door-of-nurses-in-chicago-public-schools/8b2468cb-8d0f-41fb-a665-d5e56cc12508

 

Column: Zoning Committee approves Lincoln Yards project; megadevelopment is just 3 votes away from final OK

Category: City Hall, TIFs, School Funding, Under Resourced Schools

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: March 7, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ori/ct-biz-lincoln-yards-passes-zoning-committee-ryan-ori-20190307-story.html

 

Controversial Lincoln Yards development heads to Zoning Committee

Category: City Hall, TIFs, School Funding, Under Resourced Schools

Press Source: FOX 32 Chicago

Date: March 5, 2019

Link:

http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/controversial-lincoln-yards-development-heads-to-zoning-committee

 

Calls For Change Galvanize Parents And Educators At First CPS Board Meeting After Mayoral Election

Category: Nursing, Facilities, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source: Medill Reports Chicago

Date: March 2, 2019

Link:

https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/calls-for-change-galvanize-parents-and-educators-at-first-cps-board-meeting-after-mayoral-election/

 

Additional Recommendations: College and Career Interest Task Force

Category: Student Data Privacy, Springfield, ISBE, Data Privacy

Press Source: Letter from CTU, IFT, and RYHA

Date: February 27, 2019

Links:

https://www.raiseyourhandaction.org/ccit_additional_recs

https://assets.nationbuilder.com/ryh/pages/1901/attachments/original/1551282665/Additional_Recommendations-_College_and_Career_Interest_Task_Force.pdf?1551282665

 

State of Illinois, College and Career Interest Task Force Report

Category: Student Data Privacy, Springfield, ISBE, Data Privacy

Press Source: College and Career Interest Task Force

Date: January 2019

Link:

https://assets.nationbuilder.com/ryh/pages/1901/attachments/original/1551283112/College_and_Career_Task_Force_Report_%281%29.pdf?1551283112

 

Backlash To Rahm Emanuel's Education Record Impacts Chicago Mayor's Race

Category: CPS Board of Ed, ERSB, City Hall, School Closings, Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Shadowproof

Date: February 28, 2019

Link:

https://shadowproof.com/2019/02/28/backlash-to-rahm-emanuels-education-record-impacts-chicago-mayors-race/

 

Chicago Special Ed Parents Say Students Still Being Denied Services

Category: Special Education, ISBE, Springfield, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: February 26, 2019

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-special-ed-parents-say-students-still-being-denied-services/c0547a37-1fe1-42b1-9f95-d3fe0cd82d11

 

In budget address, Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker proposes modest education increases

Category: School Funding, Springfield, ISBE, Under Resourced Schools & Classrooms

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: February 20, 2019

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/02/20/in-budget-address-pritzker-proposes-modest-education-increases-vowing-invest-in-illinois-future/

 

$900 Million TIF For Lincoln Yards Advances As Aldermen Blast Plan As 'Ripoff', 'Shell Game'

Category: City Hall, TIFs, School Funding, Under Resourced Schools & Classrooms

Press Source: Block Club Chicago

Date: February 20, 2019

Link:

https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/02/20/900m-tif-for-lincoln-yards-advances-as-aldermen-blast-plan-as-ripoff-shell-game/

 

Chicago commission signs off on $900M Lincoln Yards TIF

Category: City Hall, TIFs, School Funding, Under Resourced Schools & Classrooms

Press Source: One Illinois

Date: February 19, 2019

Link:

https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2019/2/19/chicago-commission-signs-off-on-lincoln-yards-tif

 

Column: Sterling Bay gets closer to winning public funds for $6 billion Lincoln Yards megaproject

Category: City Hall, TIFs, School Funding, Under Resourced Schools & Classrooms

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: February 19, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ori/ct-biz-lincoln-yards-tif-ryan-ori-20190219-story.html

 

Column: Sterling Bay gets closer to winning public funds for $6 billion Lincoln Yards megaproject

Category: City Hall, TIFs, School Funding, Under Resourced Schools & Classrooms

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: February 19, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ori/ct-biz-lincoln-yards-tif-ryan-ori-20190219-story.html

 

Advocates: Chicago Public Schools Offering Special Ed Families A Hollow Choice

Category: CPS Board of Education, Special Education, Parent Advocacy

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: February 15, 2019

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-special-ed-parents-say-students-still-being-denied-services/c0547a37-1fe1-42b1-9f95-d3fe0cd82d11

 

‘New’ state testing still based on PARCC — but changes underway, state says

Category: PARCC, Standardized Testing, ISBE, Springfield, CPS Board of Education

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: February 11, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/new-parcc-test-illinois-assessment-readiness-exams/

 

Chicago Public Schools To Pay $4M In Special Ed Teen's Drowning

Category: Special Education, CPS Board of Education, ISBE, Springfield

Press Source: Better Government Association

Date: February 8, 2019

Link:

https://www.bettergov.org/news/chicago-public-schools-to-pay-4m-in-special-ed-teens-drowning

 

‘They failed my son,’ Chicago schools to pay $4M in special ed. teen’s drowning

Category: Special Education, CPS Board of Education, ISBE, Springfield

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: February 8, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/they-failed-my-son-chicago-schools-to-pay-4m-in-special-ed-teens-drowning/

 

Amara Enyia and Dorothy Brown are a match made in Chicago political theater

Category: City Hall, Charter Schools, Privatization

Press Source: The Chicago Reporter

Date: February 7, 2019

Link:

https://www.chicagoreporter.com/amara-enyia-and-dorothy-brown-are-a-match-made-in-chicago-political-theater/

 

Are Chicago schools too focused on a 'college or bust' culture? Some mayoral hopefuls think so.

Category: City Hall

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: February 2, 2019

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/02/02/are-chicago-schools-too-focused-on-a-college-or-bust-culture-some-mayoral-hopefuls-think-so/

 

11 Candidates to appear at Women's Forum February 2nd

Category: City Hall

Press Source: The Chicago Crusader

Date: January 31, 2019

Link:

https://chicagocrusader.com/11-candidates-to-appear-at-womens-forum-february-2nd/

 

Illinois schools superintendent is out in latest Pritzker staff change

Category: ISBE, Springfield, PARCC, Standardized Testing

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: January 30, 2019

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/01/30/state-school-board-chief-is-out-in-latest-prtizker-staff-change/

 

State Education Superintendent Tony Smith Leaving Office

Category: ISBE, Springfield, Special Education, Vouchers

Press Source: WTTW

Date: January 29, 2019

Link:

https://news.wttw.com/2019/01/29/state-education-superintendent-tony-smith-leaving-office

 

29th Ward candidate for alderman: Dwayne Truss

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: January 27, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/29th-ward-candidate-office-alderman-dwayne-truss-2019-mayoral-election/

 

47th Ward candidate for alderman: Jeff Jenkins

Category: Parent Advocacy, LSC

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: January 27, 2019

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/47th-ward-candidate-alderman-office-jeff-jenkins-2019-mayoral-election/

 

Chi. Commission Rubber-Stamps Lincoln Yards

Category: School Funding, Under-resourced Schools & Classrooms, TIFs

Press Source: One Illinois

Date: January 24, 2019

Link:

https://www.oneillinois.com/stories/2019/1/24/chicago-plan-commission-rubber-stamps-lincoln-yards-development

 

Lincoln Yards Plan Unanimously Approved By Key City Commission Over Public Outcry

Category: School Funding, Under-resourced Schools & Classrooms, TIFs

Press Source: Block Club Chicago

Date: January 24, 2019

Link:

https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/01/24/lincoln-yards-plan-unanimously-approved-by-key-city-commission-after-hours-of-testimony-against-it/

 

Stop robbing the poor and giving to the rich with TIF programs demand community organizations

Category: School Funding, Under-resourced Schools & Classrooms, TIFs

Press Source: Our Urban Times

Date: January 13, 2019

Link:

http://oururbantimes.com/development/stop-robbing-poor-and-giving-rich-tif-programs-demand-community-organizations

 

Despite Cries of 'Shame' And Unanswered Questions, TIF Districts For Lincoln Yards, The 78 Move Forward

Category: School Funding, Under-resourced Schools & Classrooms, TIFs

Press Source: Block Club Chicago

Date: January 12, 2019

Link:

https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/01/11/despite-cries-of-shame-and-unanswered-questions-tif-districts-for-lincoln-yards-the-78-move-forward/

 

Chicago: Major Rally on Friday!

Category: School Funding, Under-resourced Schools & Classrooms, TIFs

Press Source: Diane Ravitch's blog

Date: January 10, 2019

Link:

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/01/10/chicago-major-rally-on-friday/

 

Illinois officials want to offer student data to help universities recruit high schoolers

Category: Data Privacy, Student Data Privacy, Springfield

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: January 10, 2019

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/01/10/illinois-officials-want-to-offer-student-data-to-help-universities-recruit-high-schoolers/

 

Chicago says nearly half of its schools are under-enrolled, but critics challenge district formula

Category: Space Utilization, Class Size, School Actions, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: January 3, 2019

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2019/01/03/chicago-says-nearly-half-of-its-schools-are-under-enrolled-but-critics-challenge-district-formula/

 

After Sun-Times report, CPS finds a nurse for kindergartener with special needs

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Nursing, Privatization

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: December 22, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/after-sun-times-report-cps-finds-a-nurse-for-kindergartener-with-medical-needs/

 

Our Feudal School Board

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board, Springfield

Press Source: Medium blog

Date: December 13, 2018

Link:

https://medium.com/@CTocci/our-feudal-school-board-d4cd57b031bd

 

Pritzker is pro-public schools- if he's not lying

Category: Springfield, Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Illinois School News Service

Date: December 12, 2018

Link:

http://illinoisschoolnews.com/2018/isns/121118-Pritzker-is-pro-public-schools-if-hes-not-lying.htm

 

Chicago parents concerned about lack of school nurses as nation faces shortage

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Nursing, Privatization

Press Source: ABC 7 Denver

Date: December 7, 2018

Link:

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/chicago-parents-concerned-about-lack-of-school-nurses-as-nation-faces-shortage

 

Chicago parents concerned about lack of school nurses as nation faces shortage

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Nursing, Privatization

Press Source: ABC 15 Arizona

Date: December 7, 2018

Link:

https://www.abc15.com/news/national/chicago-parents-concerned-about-lack-of-school-nurses-as-nation-faces-shortage

 

4 great changes I didn't see coming to CPS, and a farewell

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Privatization, Facilities, School Actions, Elected School Board

Press Source: Chicago Public Fools blog

Date: December 6, 2018

Link:

http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-public-fools/2018/12/4-great-changes-i-didnt-see-coming-to-cps-and-a-farewell/

 

CPS board approves whole agenda: $26 million for temp nurses, charter closures

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Nursing, Privatization

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: December 5, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-board-approves-whole-agenda-26-million-temp-nurses-charter-closures/

 

CPS to spend $26M to address nursing shortage under plan ripped by parent group

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Nursing, Privatization

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: December 4, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-to-spend-26m-to-address-nursing-shortage-but-plan-ripped-by-parent-group/

 

Logan Square Parents And Students Question The Senator Iris Martinez Vote On The Charter Commission.

Category: Springfield, IL State Board of Ed, Charter Schools, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source: Fred Klonsky blog

Date: December 3, 2018

Link:

https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2018/12/03/logan-square-parents-students-question-the-senator-iris-martinez-vote-on-the-charter-commission/

 

Democratic Illinois State Senator Iris Martinez And The Charter Commission.

Category: Springfield, IL State Board of Ed, Charter Schools, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source: Fred Klonsky blog

Date: December 3, 2018

Link:

https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2018/12/03/democratic-illinois-state-senator-iris-martinez-and-the-charter-commission/

 

Southside Trainings Empower Local School Council Members to Confront Education Inequality

Category: LSCs, Parent Advocacy, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source: On The Table blog: Acting Up Award Stories

Date: November 30, 2018

Link:

http://onthetable.com/southside-trainings-empower-local-school-council-members-to-confront-education-inequality/

 

Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools employees, including 9 teachers, ousted over background check issues

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Springfield, CPS Sex Abuse, ISBE

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: November 20, 2018

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-school-background-checks-20181119-story.html

 

How will Chicago repair the harm from special-education neglect?

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Springfield, ISBE, Special Education

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: November 19, 2018

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/11/19/how-will-chicago-repair-the-harm-from-special-education-neglect/

 

Disinvestment & Gentrification: Two sides of the same racist coin

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Springfield, Charter Schools, Privatization, Elected School Board

Press Source: Mike Klonsky's Blog

Date: November 14, 2018

Link:

http://michaelklonsky.blogspot.com/2018/11/disinvestment-gentrification-two-sides.html

 

Are special education reforms moving too slowly? Chicago monitor responds to criticism.

Category: Special Education, CPS Board of Ed, ISBE

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: November 14, 2018

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/11/14/are-special-education-reforms-moving-too-slowly-chicago-monitor-responds-to-criticism/

 

What to expect from six hours of charter school hearings Wednesday night

Category: Charter Schools, Privatization, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: November 14, 2018

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/11/14/six-hours-of-charter-school-hearings-wednesday-night/

 

Padres piden mejores servicios de educación especial en CPS

Category: ISBE, CPS Board of Ed, Special Education

Press Source: Telemundo

Date: November 12, 2018

Link:

https://www.telemundochicago.com/noticias/local/Padres-de-familia-piden-ayuda-a-gobernador-electo_TLMD---Chicago-500319432.html

 

Padres, maestros y organizaciones piden mejorar los servicios de educación especial en CPS

Category: ISBE, CPS Board of Ed, Special Education

Press Source: Univision

Date: November 12, 2018

Link:

https://www.univision.com/chicago/wgbo/noticias/educacion-especial/padres-maestros-y-organizaciones-piden-mejorar-los-servicios-de-educacion-especial-en-cps-video

 

Special Education Still Understaffed in CPS, Critics Say

Category: ISBE, CPS Board of Ed, Special Education

Press Source: WBBM Newsradio

Date: November 12, 2018

Link:

https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/cps-slow-implement-special-ed-reforms-critics-say

 

In 'urgent appeal,' advocates call for Gov.-elect Pritzker to bolster CPS special education fixes

Category: ISBE, CPS Board of Ed, Special Education

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: November 12, 2018

Link:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-special-education-pritzker-appeal-20181112-story.html

 

Chicago special education reform has been slow and underresourced, advocates say

Category: ISBE, CPS Board of Ed, Special Education

Press Source: Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: November 12, 2018

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/11/12/advocates-say-survey-shows-special-education-reform-in-chicago-has-been-slow-underresourced/

 

Advocates: CPS, ISBE still failing to ensure special ed kids getting services

Category: ISBE, CPS Board of Ed, Special Education

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: November 12, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-isbe-special-ed-students-advocates/

 

Parents finally get an update about special education reform at Chicago schools

Category: ISBE, CPS Board of Ed, Special Education

Press Source:  Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: November 9, 2018

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/11/09/isbe-parent-letter/

 

What's A Grade Worth? State vs. CPS Ratings Mismatch

Category: ISBE, SQRP, Standardized Testing

Press Source:  WBEZ

Date: October 31, 2018

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/whats-a-grade-worth-state-vs-cps-ratings-mismatch/3bccfac8-05d1-4714-94d5-acea42e9c045

 

Illinois report card: 94 Chicago schools earn low performance ratings

Category: ISBE, SQRP, Standardized Testing

Press Source:  Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: October 30, 2018

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/10/30/xx-high-schools-earn-low-performance-rating-on-new-illinois-report-card/

 

Chicago releases school ratings: Fewer make the top tiers

Category: CPS Board of Ed, SQRP, Standardized Testing

Press Source:  Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: October 27, 2018

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/10/26/chicago-releases-school-ratings-fewer-make-the-top-tiers/

 

Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #86: Cassie Creswell and Samay Gheewala, Raise Your Hand Action

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Facilities, School Actions, Special Education, Springfield, Nursing

Press Source:  Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers Podcast

Date: October 20, 2018

Link:

http://hittingleft.libsyn.com/hitting-left-with-the-klonsky-brothers-86

 

Chicago sets community meetings on controversial school inventory report

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Facilities, School Actions

Press Source:  Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: October 15, 2018

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/10/15/annual-regional-analysis-workshops/

 

Mom has to stay at school with kindergartener because CPS hasn't provided nurse

Category: Nursing, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: October 12, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/mom-has-to-stay-at-school-with-kindergartner-because-cps-hasnt-provided-nurse/

 

Empowering Students And Families To Become Self-Advocates

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source:  Chicago Rises

Date: October 10, 2018

Link:

https://chicagorises.org/empowering-students-and-families-to-become-self-advocates/

 

Chicago schools plan for protests, lockdowns, early dismissals as jury weighs Van Dyke verdict

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source:  Chicago Tribune

Date: October 4, 2018

Link:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-school-van-dyke-contingency-plan-20181004-story.html

 

Chicago schools chief urges principals to apply for enrollment-boosting programs

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Facilities, Schools Actions

Press Source:  Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: October 4, 2018

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/10/04/enrollment-boosting-programs/

 

How will Chicago schools improve special education after state takeover? Parents haven’t heard.

Category: CPS Board of Ed, ISBE, Special Education

Press Source:  Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: October 3, 2018

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/10/03/chicago-schools-mum-on-states-special-ed-takeover-parents-allege/

 

On schools, Chicago’s next mayor should really listen to the community

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board

Press Source:  Chicago Reporter

Date: September 27, 2018

Link:

https://www.chicagoreporter.com/on-schools-chicagos-next-mayor-should-really-listen-to-the-community/

 

New South Loop H.S. to serve more students, now could need annex, supporters say

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board, Facilities, School Actions

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: September 26, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/new-south-loop-h-s-to-serve-more-students-now-could-need-annex-supporters-say/

 

Parent group, teachers' union decry CPS nursing deficiencies

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board, Nursing, Privatization

Press Source:  ABC 7 Chicago

Date: September 24, 2018

Link:

https://abc7chicago.com/education/parent-group-teachers-union-decry-cps-nursing-deficiencies/4329686/

 

CPS manager advised nurses to cut back on services for diabetic kids

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board, Nursing, Privatization

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: September 23, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-nurses-teachers-sidelined-background-checks-diabetes/

 

5 tough questions a new report puts front-and-center for Chicago’s next mayor

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board, Facilities, Privatization

Press Source:  Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: September 21, 2018

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/09/21/5-questions-for-the-next-mayor/

 

Chicago: Now That Rahm's Leaving, What Should Happen Next?

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board

Press Source:  Diane Ravitch's blog

Date: September 8, 2018

Link:

https://dianeravitch.net/2018/09/08/chicago-now-that-rahms-leaving-what-should-happen-next/

 

Many Substitute Teachers Fill CPS Classrooms, Hundreds Of CPS Employees Wait For Background Checks

Category: CPS Board of Ed, CPS Sex Abuse

Press Source:  CBS 2 Chicago

Date: September 7, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/09/07/substitute-teachers-cps-background-checks/

 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel touts Chicago Public Schools educational gains

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Standardized Testing

Press Source:  ABC 7 Chicago

Date: August 31, 2018

Link:

https://abc7chicago.com/education/mayor-touts-cps-educational-gains/4111651/

 

Here’s a closer look at Kids First Chicago, the group behind a report sparking debate

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Facilities, Privatization

Press Source:  Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: August 24, 2018

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/08/24/kids-first-chicago-public-schools-partnership-debate/

 

CPS to change policy on texting and social media use between students, staff

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board

Press Source:  ABC 7 Chicago

Date: August 22, 2018

Link:

https://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-to-change-policy-on-texting-and-social-media-use-between-students-staff/4032346/

 

Secret CPS report spotlights big vacancies, lopsided options for students

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board, Facilities, Springfield, School Actions

Press Source:  Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: August 17, 2018

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/08/17/annual-regional-analysis/

 

Preliminary report on alleged sex abuse in CPS released

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board

Press Source:  ABC 7 Chicago

Date: August 17, 2018

Link:

https://abc7chicago.com/education/preliminary-report-on-alleged-sex-abuse-in-cps-released/3985166/

 

Cassie Creswell: The Price of a Public Education Should Not Be Your Child's Personally-Identifiable Information

Category: Student Data Privacy, Parent Advocacy, Springfield

Press Source:  Parent Coalition for Student Privacy Blog

Date: August 10, 2018

Link:

https://www.studentprivacymatters.org/cassie-creswell-testimony-the-price-of-a-public-education-should-not-be-your-childs-personally-identifiable-information/

 

Lawmakers, parents raise questions about student privacy at Illinois schools

Category: Student Data Privacy, Parent Advocacy, Springfield

Press Source:  Illinois News Network

Date: August 8, 2018

Link:

https://www.ilnews.org/news/schools/lawmakers-parents-raise-questions-about-student-privacy-at-illinois-schools/article_b404a8d6-9b38-11e8-98ab-0fe02ea7840c.html

 

Morning briefing — Lawmakers mull tougher school data security standards after CPS data breach; New law seeks more information to apply for Lyft, Uber

Category: Student Data Privacy, Parent Advocacy, Springfield

Press Source:  The Daily Line

Date: August 8, 2018

Link:

http://thedailyline.net/chicago/08/08/2018/morning-briefing-lawmakers-mull-tougher-school-data-security-standards-after-cps-data-breach-new-law-seeks-more-information-to-apply-for-lyft-uber/

 

Lawmakers Looking At How Public Schools Handle Private Data

Category: Student Data Privacy, Parent Advocacy, Springfield

Press Source:  NPR Illinois

Date: August 7, 2018

Link:

http://www.nprillinois.org/post/lawmakers-looking-how-public-schools-handle-private-data#stream/0

 

CPS continues to turn away the public at its monthly board meetings

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board, Springfield

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: July 31, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/cps-continues-to-turn-away-the-public-at-its-monthly-board-meetings/

 

Local School Councils: What Do They Do, What Challenges They Face

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Local School Councils, Elected School Board

Press Source:  WTTW

Date: July 26, 2018

Link:

https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/07/26/local-school-councils-what-they-do-what-challenges-they-face

 

Critics Say CPS Budget Promotes Inequality Across District

Category: CPS Board of Ed, CPS Budget, Facilities, CPS Capital Budget

Press Source:  WTTW

Date: July 25, 2018

Link:

https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/07/25/critics-say-cps-budget-promotes-inequality-across-district

 

Chicago Board of Ed approves 2018-19 budget over objections

Category: CPS Board of Ed, CPS Budget, Facilities, CPS Capital Budget

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: July 25, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/chicago-board-of-ed-approves-2018-19-cps-schools-budget/

 

CPS board to consider nearly $1B capital plan

Category: CPS Board of Ed, CPS Budget, Facilities, CPS Capital Budget

Press Source:  ABC 7 Chicago

Date: July 25, 2018

Link:

http://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-board-to-consider-nearly-$1b-capital-plan/3822586/

 

Proposed CPS Budget Leaves Some Schools Out In The Cold

Category: CPS Board of Ed, CPS Budget, Facilities, CPS Capital Budget

Press Source:  CBS 2 Chicago

Date: July 24, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/07/24/cps-budget-2018/

 

Gripes and gratitude greet Chicago Public Schools capital budget at hearing

Category: CPS Board of Ed, CPS Budget, Facilities, CPS Capital Budget

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: July 19, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/parents-grill-praise-cps-2019-capital-budget-malcolm-x/

 

CPS to add social workers, case managers, but not enough for CTU

Category: CPS Board of Ed, CPS Budget, Special Education

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: July 16, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-to-add-social-workers-case-managers-but-not-enough-for-ctu/

 

CPS Pledging to Add 250 New Social Workers, Case Managers

Category: CPS Board of Ed, CPS Budget, Special Education

Press Source:  WTTW

Date: July 16, 2018

Link:

https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/07/16/cps-pledging-add-250-new-social-workers-case-managers

 

WBEZ Analysis: Chicago School Improvement Spending Targets North Side

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Facilities, CPS Budget, CPS Capital Budget

Press Source:  WBEZ

Date: July 11, 2018

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/wbez-analysis-chicago-school-improvement-spending-targets-north-side/354efbb4-24f4-4ed4-94b0-61331df054d4

 

Beware of Zuckerbergs baring gifts for Chicago kids

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Springfield, Data Privacy, Student Data Privacy

Press Source:  Skyline

Date: July 4, 2018

Link:

https://www.insideonline.com/uploads/1/8/1/9/18193947/07.04.18_skyline_web.pdf

 

JULY FOURTH IN CHICAGO: FIREWORKS, PARADES, FOOD AND FUN

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Springfield, Elected School Board

Press Source:  ABC 7 Chicago

Date: July 4, 2018

Link:

http://abc7chicago.com/amp/society/july-fourth-in-chicago-fireworks-parades-food-and-fun/3705863/?__twitter_impression=true

 

Politics permeates Chicago area 4th of July parades

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Springfield, Elected School Board

Press Source:  ABC 7 Chicago

Date: July 4, 2018

Link:

http://abc7chicago.com/politics/politics-permeates-chicago-area-4th-of-july-parades/3706521/

 

CPS response to sexual abuse scandal is just what you'd expect

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Springfield, Elected School Board

Press Source:  Mike Klonsky's Blog

Date: July 2, 2018

Link:

http://michaelklonsky.blogspot.com/2018/07/cps-butt-coverers-board-pres.html

 

When local school councils go rogue, can anything be done?

Category: LSC, CPS Board of Ed, Springfield

Press Source:  Chicago Reader

Date: July 2, 2018

Link:

https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2018/07/02/when-local-school-councils-go-rogue-can-anything-be-done

 

Monitor for CPS special education vows change, but advocates cry foul

Category: Special Education, ISBE, CPS Board of Ed, Springfield

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: July 1, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/monitor-for-cps-special-education-program-vows-change-but-advocates-cry-foul/

 

Questions about sexual abuse cases squeeze top of CPS org chart

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board, Springfield

Press Source:  Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: June 29, 2018

Link:

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/06/29/questions-about-sexual-abuse-cases-squeeze-top-of-cps-org-chart/

 

Acting Up Award Winners: $2500

Category: LSC, Parent Advocacy

Press Source:  The Chicago Community Trust

Date: June 27, 2018

Link:

http://onthetable.com/acting-up-awards-winners-2018/

 

State Names Independent Monitor to Oversee CPS Special Education

Category: Special Education, ISBE, Springfield, CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board

Press Source:  WTTW

Date: June 27, 2018

Link:

https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/06/27/state-names-independent-monitor-oversee-cps-special-education

 

CPS launching new department to respond to sex abuse allegations

Category: CPS Board of Ed, Elected School Board, Parent Advocacy

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: June 27, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-ceo-janice-jackson-launching-new-department-respond-sex-abuse-allegations/

 

Local School Councils are a big deal. But getting new members trained is proving difficult.

Category:  LSC, CPS Board of Ed, Parent Advocacy

Press Source:  Chalkbeat Chicago

Date: June 22, 2018

Link:

https://chalkbeat.org/posts/chicago/2018/06/22/cps-to-enforce-training-for-local-school-council-members/

 

CPS students denied special education services amid 'cycle of chaos,' parents say

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source:  Chicago Tribune

Date: June 19, 2018

Link:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-life-cps-special-needs-policy-problems-20180607-story.html

 

School Districts That Have Experienced More Than One Cyber Incident Since 2016

Category:  Student Data Privacy, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source:  K - 12 Cybersecurity Resource Center

Date: June 18, 2018

Link:

https://k12cybersecure.com/map/repeat-incidents/

 

Weekend Quotables

Category:  Student Data Privacy, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source:  Mike Klonsky's Blog

Date: June 18, 2018

Link:

http://michaelklonsky.blogspot.com/2018/06/weekend-quotables.html

 

More details emerge about Chicago Public Schools data breach

Category:  Student Data Privacy, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source:  DataBreaches.Net

Date: June 18, 2018

Link:

https://www.databreaches.net/more-details-emerge-about-chicago-public-schools-data-breach/

 

Massive CPS Data Screwup Infuriates Parents of Selective Enrollment Applicants

Category:  Student Data Privacy, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source:  Block Club Chicago

Date: June 17, 2018

Link:

https://blockclubchicago.org/2018/06/17/massive-cps-data-screwup-infuriates-parents-of-selective-enrollment-applicants/

 

CPS breach exposes private student data

Category:  Student Data Privacy, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source:  ABC 7 Chicago

Date: June 16, 2018

Link:

http://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-breach-exposes-private-student-data/3609740/

 

Chicago Public Schools mistakenly emails private data of thousands of students, including names, phone numbers

Category:  Student Data Privacy, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source:  Chicago Tribune

Date: June 16, 2018

Link:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-public-schools-data-breach-20180616-story.html

 

CPS breach exposes private student data

Category:  Student Data Privacy, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: June 16, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-data-breach-exposes-private-student-data/

 

Protesters block Loop traffic demanding rent control, elected school board

Category:  Springfield, Elected School Board, CPS Board of Ed

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: June 11, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/?post_type=cst_article&p=1157635

 

Tax Credit Scholarships Don't Add Up, Panelists Argue

Category:  Vouchers, Tax Credit Scholarships, School Funding, Springfield, Privatization

Press Source:  South Side Weekly

Date: June 5, 2018

Link:

https://southsideweekly.com/tax-credit-scholarships-dont-add-panelists-argue/

 

How much do you know about mayoral control in CPS? A quiz!

Category:  CPS Board, Elected School Board, Springfield

Press Source:  Chicago Public Fools 

Date: June 5, 2018

Link:

http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-public-fools/2018/06/how-much-do-you-know-about-mayoral-control-in-cps-a-quiz/

 

Sen. Durbin Calls For Stricter Limits On Online Data Collected From Chidren

Category:  Data Privacy, Student Data Privacy, Ed Tech

Press Source:  WBBM Newsradio

Date: June 4, 2018

Link:

https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/news/sen-durbin-calls-stricter-limits-online-data-collected-children

 

Senator Dick Durbin at Chicago- Kent College of Law

Category:  Data Privacy, Student Data Privacy, Ed Tech

Press Source:  Chicago- Kent College of Law Flickr

Date: June 4, 2018

Link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chicagokentlaw/sets/72157669767421178/

 

Durbin Introduces New Legislation to Protect Children's Online Privacy

Category:  Data Privacy, Student Data Privacy, Ed Tech

Press Source: Senator Durbin's YouTube Channel

Date: June 4, 2018

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPrSexufBP8

 

 

Durbin unveils bill to protect kids' personal info from internet companies

Category:  Data Privacy, Student Data Privacy, Ed Tech

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: June 4, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/dick-durbin-bill-protect-kids-online-privacy/

 

 

Senator Durbin at Illinois Tech to Announce Bill to Improve Online Privacy for Kids

Category:  Data Privacy, Student Data Privacy, Ed Tech

Press Source: Illinois Tech University News

Date: June 4, 2018

Link:

https://news.iit.edu/stories/2018/06/senator-durbin-illinois-tech-announce-bill-improve-online-privacy-kids

 

Chris Lubienski/Cassie Creswell

Category:  Springfield, Vouchers, Privatization, Tax Credit Scholarships

Press Source: Indivisible Chicago Podcast

Date: June 4, 2018

Link:

https://soundcloud.com/user-505245146/55-episode-mixdown-1-01

 

Chicago Tribune report finds 500 cases of sexual abuse, rape in CPS schools over 10 years

Category:  CPS Board, Elected School Board, Springfield

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: June 1, 2018

Link:

http://abc7chicago.com/chicago-tribune-report-finds-500-cases-of-sexual-abuse-rape-in-cps-schools-over-10-years/3549912/

Springfieldhouse Rock: She's Just A Bill

Category:  CPS Board, Elected School Board, Springfield

Press Source: The Beachwood Reporter

Date: May 31, 2018

Link:

http://www.beachwoodreporter.com/politics/springfieldhouse_rock_shes_jus.php

 

Emanuel Promises Free Preschool As Race For Mayor Heats Up

Category:  CPS Board, Early Childhood Education, School Funding, LSC, Elected School Board

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: May 30, 2018

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/emanuel-promises-free-preschool-as-race-for-mayor-heats-up/a9f24956-5007-40d7-90de-6d713e694237

 

CPS inspector blasts former CEO, ex-board member for 'horrible' ethical lapses

Category:  CPS Board, Ed Tech, Privatization, Elected School Board

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: May 29, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-inspector-blasts-former-ceo-ex-board-member-for-horrible-ethical-lapses/

 

CAN TV- Tax Credit Scholarships: Illinois' Hidden Voucher Program

Category:  Vouchers, Privatization, School Funding, Springfield

Press Source: CAN TV

Date: May 29, 2018

Link:

http://cantv.org/watch-now/tax-credit-scholarships-illinois-hidden-voucher-program/

 

CPS Parents: Monitor Not Enough to Fix Special Education

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board, ISBE

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: May 23, 2018

Link:

https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/05/23/cps-parents-monitor-not-enough-fix-special-education

 

CPS CEO Jackson: Goal is to right 'sins of the past' in special ed

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board, ISBE

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: May 21, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/cps-ceo-janice-jackson-goal-is-to-right-sins-of-the-past-in-special-ed/

 

Illinois Imposes Sweeping Control Over Chicago's Special Education Program

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board, ISBE

Press Source: NPR

Date: May 17, 2018

Link:

https://www.npr.org/2018/05/17/612082663/illinois-imposes-state-monitor-on-chicago-special-education-program

 

State assumes sweeping authority over CPS special education practices

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board, ISBE

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: May 17, 2018

Link:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-special-education-oversight-20180516-story.html

 

State Strips CPS Of Control Of Special Education

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board, ISBE

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: May 16, 2018

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/state-strips-cps-of-control-of-special-education/

State Board Approves Special Education Monitor, Reforms for CPS

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board, ISBE

Press Source: WTTWChicago Tonight

Date: May 16, 2018

Link:

https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/05/16/state-board-approves-special-education-monitor-reforms-cps

 

State board of education approves a monitor for CPS special education programs

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board, ISBE

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: May 16, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/education/state-board-of-education-approves-a-monitor-for-cps-special-education-program/

 

Emanuel, Jackson offer reluctant embrace of independent monitor over CPS

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board, ISBE

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: May 15, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/emanuel-jackson-offer-reluctant-embrace-of-independent-monitor-over-special-ed/

 

Parents Call For Chicago Public Schools To Fix Special Education Program

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board, ISBE

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: May 14, 2018

Link:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/14/cps-special-education-broken/

 

Most Austin schools will see a bump in their budgets next year

Category:  CPS Board, CPS Budget, LSC

Press Source: Austin Talks

Date: May 11, 2018

Link:

http://austintalks.org/2018/05/most-austin-schools-will-see-a-bump-in-their-budgets-next-year/

 

State: CPS Violated Special Ed Law, Needs Intensive Monitoring

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board, ISBE

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: May 11, 2018

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/state-cps-violated-special-ed-law-needs-intensive-monitoring/

 

Officials say CPS special education policy violated federal law, suggests 3 years of monitoring

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board, ISBE

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: May 11, 2018

Link:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-chicago-special-education-violation-monitor-20180511-story.html

State recommends monitor to oversee special education at CPS for 3 years

Category:  Special Education, CPS Board, ISBE

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: May 11, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/state-board-of-ed-recommends-monitor-to-oversee-special-education-at-cps/

 

LSC Candidates still needed at many Austin schools

Category:  CPS Board, LSC

Press Source: Austin Talks

Date: May 6, 2018

Link:

http://austintalks.org/2018/05/lsc-candidates-still-needed-at-many-austin-schools/

 

CTU Calls On Sen. Pres. Cullerton To Put Elected School Board Bill To Vote

Category:  CPS Board, Elected School Board, Springfield

Press Source: WBBM Newsradio

Date: April 28, 2018

Link:

https://wbbmnews.radio.com/articles/ctu-calls-state-sen-pres-john-cullerton-put-elected-school-board-bill-vote

 

CPS Hopes to Repair Community Trust After Special Education Issues

Category:  CPS Board, ISBE, Special Education

Press Source: Chicago Tonight

Date: April 25, 2018

Link:

https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/04/25/cps-hopes-repair-community-trust-after-special-education-issues

 

Dirty schools unacceptable, Chicago Board of Ed says, vowing to keep closer tabs

Category:  CPS Board, Aramark, Sodexo Magic, Privatization

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: April 25, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/dirty-schools-unacceptable-chicago-board-of-ed-says-vowing-to-keep-closer-tabs/

 

Communities Respond to School Closings

Category:  CPS Board, Facilities, School Actions

Press Source: South Side Weekly

Date: April 24, 2018

Link:

https://southsideweekly.com/communities-respond-to-school-closings/

 

Piden un supervisor para el manejo del presupuesto que administra CPS para la educación especial

Category:  CPS Board, ISBE, Special Education

Press Source: Univision

Date: April 19, 2018

Link:

https://www.univision.com/chicago/wgbo/noticias/protestas/piden-un-supervisor-para-el-manejo-del-presupuesto-que-administra-cps-para-la-educacion-especial-video

 

ISBE report: CPS special ed services "delayed and denied."

Category:  CPS Board, ISBE, Special Education

Press Source: Fred Klonsky Blog

Date: April 19, 2018

Link:

https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2018/04/19/isbe-report-cps-special-ed-services-delayed-and-denied/

 

The Ben Joravsky Show: 4.19.2018-With Ra Joy and Sameena Mustafa (RYH interviewed around 25:00)

Category:  CPS Board, ISBE, Special Education

Press Source: The Ben Joravsky Show

Date: April 18, 2018

Link:

https://soundcloud.com/chicagosprogressivetalk/the-ben-joravsky-show-41818-with-ra-joy-and-sameena-mustafa

 

State probe into special ed at CPS doesn't go far enough: advocates

Category:  CPS Board, ISBE, Special Education

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: April 18, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/state-probe-into-special-ed-at-cps-doesnt-go-far-enough-advocates/

 

State: Chicago 'Delayed and Denied' Special Ed Service for Kids

Category:  CPS Board, ISBE, Special Education

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: April 18, 2018

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/state-chicago-delayed-and-denied-special-ed-services-for-kids/eba24a2d-e81b-433a-9d2a-cb2da4adbc13

 

State panel: Overhaul worsened Chicago Public Schools' special education program

Category:  CPS Board, ISBE, Special Education

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: April 17, 2018

Link:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-chicago-special-education-investigation-findings-20180412-story.html

 

Findings of state probe into CPS special education funding due Wednesday

Category:  CPS Board, ISBE, Special Education

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: April 17, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/findings-of-state-probe-into-cps-special-education-funding-due-wednesday/

 

Local School Council elections a true test for democracy in Chicago

Category:  CPS Board, Elected School Board, LSC

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: April 16, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/local-school-council-elections-a-true-test-for-democracy-in-chicago/

 

Majority of CPS schools don't have enough Local School Council candidates

Category:  CPS Board, Elected School Board, LSC

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: April 16, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/majority-of-cps-schools-dont-have-enough-local-school-council-candidates/

 

The Ben Joravsky Show 4.9.18 - With Alden Lowrey and Monroe Anderson (RYH interviewed around 23:30)

Category:  CPS Board, Facilities, Elected School Board, Aramark

Press Source: The Ben Joravsky Show

Date: April 9, 2018

Link:

https://soundcloud.com/chicagosprogressivetalk/the-ben-joravsky-show-4918-with-alden-lowrey-and-monroe-anderson

 

Why is CPS Closing NTA?

Category:  CPS Board, Facilities, Elected School Board, School Closings

Press Source: South Side Weekly

Date: March 21, 2018

Link:

https://southsideweekly.com/cps-closing-nta-chinatown-south-loop-pdna-high-school/

 

ISBE Announces Hearings on CPS Special Education Practices

Category:  Special Education, ISBE, CPS Board

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: March 15, 2018

Link:

https://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/03/15/isbe-announces-hearings-cps-special-education-practices

Chicago-area students join national call for action to curb gun violence

Category: Youth Voice, Advocacy

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: March 14, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/chicago-area-students-join-national-effort-walk-out-to-protest-gun-violence/

 

Better Funding, Stronger Schools

Category: CPS Board, CPS Budget, Springfield, LSC

Press Source: CAN TV

Date: March 7, 2018

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcEUyDNQwIM&index=2&list=PLCV2KR6MX7K3aQ-1rQXruV8-GR4gSvPrf

 

CPS to principals: No cuts to schools in fall even if enrollment drops

Category: CPS Board, CPS Budget

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: March 7, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/cps-to-principals-no-cuts-to-schools-in-fall-even-if-enrollment-drops/

 

What Makes A School Great? Forum

Category: CPS Board, SQRP

Press Source: CAN TV

Date: February 22, 2018

Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhoRVtaNJlY&list=PLCV2KR6MX7K2wD44h6Orn2hOQn88wZplf&index=3

 

President Trump says guns only for 'gun adept teachers'

Category: CPS Board, City Hall, Federal Education

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: February 22, 2018

Link:

http://abc7chicago.com/politics/president-trump-says-guns-only-for-gun-adept-teachers/3123802/

 

Community members and education advocates discuss public school rating systems at public forum

Category: CPS Board, SQRP

Press Source: Hyde Park Herald

Date: February 21, 2018

Link:

http://hpherald.com/2018/02/21/community-members-education-advocates-discuss-public-school-rating-systems-education-forum/

 

In Chicago's Rough and Tumble Politics, School Chief Rises Above the Fray

Category: CPS Board, City Hall, ERSB, Elected School Board

Press Source: Education Week

Date: February 21, 2018

Link:

https://leaders.edweek.org/profile/janice-jackson-chief-executive-officer-supporting-urban-schools/

 

CPS watchdog finds widespread patterns of unfair elementary admissions

Category: CPS Board

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: February 21, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-watchdog-finds-widespread-pattern-of-unfair-elementary-admissions/

CPS sells Key to private school

Category: CPS Board, Facilities, School Closings

Press Source: Austin Weekly News

Date: February 20, 2018

Link:

http://www.austinweeklynews.com/News/Articles/2-20-2018/CPS-sells-Key-to-private-school/

 

Beyond the Levels

Category: CPS Board, SQRP

Press Source: South Side Weekly

Date: February 20, 2018

Link:

https://southsideweekly.com/cps-school-rating-beyond-the-levels/

 

The Ben Joravsky Show 2.8.18 - With Bob Reiter and Emily Wasserman

(Jack Schneider on around 29:30.)

Category: CPS Board, SQRP

Press Source: WCPT 820 Chicago

Date: February 8, 2018

Link:

https://soundcloud.com/chicagosprogressivetalk/the-ben-joravsky-show-020818

 

Public education forum to be held at Kenwood High School

Category: CPS Board, SQRP 

Press Source:  Hyde Park Herald

Date: January 29, 2018

Link:

http://hpherald.com/2018/01/29/public-education-forum-held-kenwood-high-school/

 

Janice Jackson confirmed as $260K chief of Chicago Public Schools

Category: CPS Board, Springfield, ISBE

Press Source:  Sun-Times

Date: January 25, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/janice-jackson-confirmed-by-5-0-vote-as-latest-chief-of-chicago-public-schools/

 

CPS Board Approves Janice Jackson as New CEO

Category: CPS Board, Springfield, ISBE

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: January 25, 2018

Link:

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/01/24/cps-board-approves-janice-jackson-new-ceo

 

Chicago Schools Chief: Cost A Driver In Special Ed Overhaul

Category: CPS Board, Springfield, ISBE, Special Education

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: January 19, 2018

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-schools-chief-cost-a-driver-in-special-ed-overhaul/925c88d9-6e30-4b24-9e22-beb60a483b8e

 

CPS releases data on how schools use their space, saying 200+ are underused

Category: CPS Board, Facilities

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: January 19, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-releases-data-on-how-schools-use-their-space-saying-200-are-underused/

 

CPS Releases Space Utilization Data After Yearlong Gap

Category: CPS Board, Facilities

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: January 19, 2018

Link:

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/01/19/cps-releases-space-utilization-data-after-yearlong-gap

 

Chicago Schools Chief Pledges Major Changes To Special Education

Category: CPS Board, City Council, Special Education

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: January 13, 2018

Link:

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-schools-chief-pledges-major-changes-to-special-education/d8a57006-5e4c-4263-b3e5-d386caddb860

 

Chicago City Council's Progressive Caucus forces CPS to finally act on special needs positions.

Category: CPS Board, City Council, Special Education

Press Source: Fred Klonsky blog

Date: January 13, 2018

Link:

https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2018/01/13/chicago-city-councils-progressive-caucus-forces-cps-to-finally-act-on-special-needs-positions/

 

An hour before City Council grilling, CPS announces new special ed hires

Category: CPS Board, City Council, Special Education

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: January 13, 2018

Link:

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/an-hour-before-city-council-grilling-cps-announces-new-special-ed-hires/

 

CPS Adding 65 New Special Education Positions Amid Calls for Reforms

Category: CPS Board, City Council, Special Education

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: January 12, 2018

Link:

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2018/01/12/cps-adding-65-new-special-education-positions-amid-calls-reform

Morning Spin: Aldermen get their chance to blast CPS special education cuts

Category: CPS Board, City Council, Special Education

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: January 12, 2018

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-chicago-aldermen-cps-special-education-0112-story.html

 

Collective action to stop school closings. Contracts matter and a movement.

Category: CPS Board, School Closings

Press Source: Fred Klonsky blog

Date: January 9, 2018

Link: 

https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2018/01/09/collective-action-to-stop-school-closings-contracts-matter-and-a-movement/

 

Chicago Teachers Union: CPS's proposed school closings would violate our contract

Category: CPS Board, School Closings

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: January 8, 2018

Link: 

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-teachers-union-cps-proposed-school-closings-would-violate-our-contract/

 

 

2017 Education Year in Review

Category: CPS Board, Vouchers, Springfield

Press Source: Hyde Park Herald

Date: January 3, 2018

Link: 

http://hpherald.com/2018/01/03/education-year-review-2017/

 

CPS Watchdog Reveals ‘Widespread’ Employee Misuse Of Gift Cards Meant For Students

Category: CPS Board, Elected School Board, CPS Budget

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: January 3, 2018

Link: 

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/01/03/cps-gift-card-misuse/

 

It's insane that Chicago doesn't have an elected school board

Category: Special Education, ISBE, Springfield, CPS Board

Press Source: Chicago Reader

Date: December 21, 2017

Link: 

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/unelected-board-of-education-worst/Content?oid=37063294

 

Education Issues to Watch in 2018

Category: CPS Board, Springfield, Elected School Board, Vouchers, School Actions, Facilities

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: December 20, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/12/20/education-issues-watch-2018

 

State Board to Review CPS Special Education Offerings

Category: Special Education, ISBE, Springfield, CPS Board

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: December 18, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/12/18/state-board-review-cps-special-education-offerings

 

State panel to examine special education practices at Chicago Public Schools

Category: Special Education, ISBE, Springfield, CPS Board

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: December 15, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-illinois-special-education-investigation-chicago-schools-20171215-story.html

 

Can Janice Jackson be the anti-Forrest Claypool at Chicago Public Schools?

Category: Privatization, School Closings, CPS Budget

Press Source: The Chicago Reporter

Date: December 13, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagoreporter.com/can-janice-jackson-be-the-anti-forrest-claypool-at-chicago-public-schools/

 

Community rallies to bring music back to South Side after theft

Category: CPS Budget, Arts Education

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: December 13, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-music-instrument-theft-20171213-story.html

 

30 instruments stolen from South Side music classroom: 'We just can't do as much'

Category: CPS Budget, Arts Education

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: December 12, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-music-instrument-theft-20171116-story.html

 

 

Chicago: This Neighborhood Will Soon Be Without A Single High School

Category: Facilities, School Actions, Springfield, CPS BOE, CPS Budget, Elected School Board

Press Source: Diane Ravitch's Blog

Date: December 6, 2017

Link: 

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/12/06/chicago-this-neighborhood-will-soon-be-without-a-single-high-school/

 

Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Officials Shuffling Students Around "Like Cars"

Category: Facilities, School Actions, Springfield, CPS BOE, CPS Budget 

Press Source: Alternet

Date: December 4, 2017

Link: 

https://www.alternet.org/rahm-emanuel-chicago-officials-shuffling-students-around

 

School closing and opening pattern shows Chicago doesn’t have a plan

Category: Facilities, School Actions, Springfield, CPS BOE, CPS Budget 

Press Source: The Chicago Reporter

Date: November 30, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagoreporter.com/school-closing-and-opening-pattern-shows-chicago-doesnt-have-a-plan/

 

CPS Asks State to Help Reform Special Education Offerings

Category: Special Education, ISBE, CPS BOE, CPS Budget 

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: November 27, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/11/27/cps-asks-state-help-reform-special-education-offerings#.WhyXsaMNhUc.twitter

 

Literacy, Politics, Racism: Ingredients in the Chicago Public Ed Stew

Category: Elected School Board, CPS BOE, Parent Advocacy 

Press Source: Huffington Post

Date: November 20, 2017

Link: 

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/literacy-politics-racism-ingredients-in-the-chicago_us_5a12edb2e4b023121e0e94f4

 

Parents Demand An Elected School Board

Category: Elected School Board, CPS BOE 

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: November 13, 2017

Link: 

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-updates/parents-demand-an-elected-school-board/97faf3ea-eaee-41b1-843a-3a736107eeb6

 

Parents of Diverse Learners- You Are Not Alone!

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget, Parent Advocacy, CPS BOE

Press Source: Chicago Reader 

Date: October 25, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagonow.com/parents-guide-raising-diverse-learner/2017/11/parents-of-diverse-learners-you-are-not-alone/

 

Rahm's budget speech filled with whoppers and half-truths

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget, CPS BOE

Press Source: Chicago Now

Date: November 1, 2017

Link: 

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/mayor-rahm-emanuel-budget-speech/Content?oid=33147370

 

CPS critics call for CEO Forrest Claypool's firing over budget

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget, CPS BOE

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: October 25, 2017

Link: 

http://abc7chicago.com/education/cps-critics-call-for-ceo-forrest-claypools-firing-over-budget/2566392/

 

CPS board approves budget, bonds and $2.5M on Claypool's consultants

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget, CPS BOE

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: October 25, 2017

Link: 

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/cps-board-approves-budget-bonds-and-2-5m-on-claypools-consultants/

 

Renewed Calls For CPS CEO to Step Down

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget, CPS BOE

Press Source: NBC 5 Chicago

Date: October 25, 2017

Link: 

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/claypool-cps-protests-453162053.html

 

CPS Special Education Overhaul Debated At Board Of Education Meeting

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget, CPS BOE

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: October 25, 2017

Link: 

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-updates/cps-special-education-overhaul-debated-at-board-of-education-meeting/83051253-b135-46a8-977f-1daee90db767

 

 

Aldermen Call For Claypool’s Ouster, Accuse CPS Of Stiffing Special Needs Kids

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: October 24, 2017

Link: 

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/10/24/special-education-students-getting-stiffed-in-chicago-critics-contend/

 

Number of Schools With Top Ratings Fall- And CPS Blames The Cubs

Category: SQRP, CPS Budget, Attendance, Charter Schools

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: October 24, 2017

Link: 

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20171020/wicker-park/number-of-schools-with-top-quality-ratings-fall-cps-blames-cubs

 

The Ben Joravsky Show: 10.19.17- With Bob Reiter and Sergio Mims

Category: CPS Budget, Special Education

Press Source: WCPT 820 Chicago

Date: October 19, 2017

Link: Mary Hughes at 28:00

https://soundcloud.com/chicagosprogressivetalk/the-ben-joravsky-show-101917-with-bob-reiter-and-sergio-mims?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=twitter

 

CTU, community groups demand more funding for CPS

Category: CPS Budget, City Hall

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: October 12, 2017

Link: 

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/ctu-community-groups-demand-more-funding-for-cps/

 

Foes of charter school proposal host documentary screening in Oak Park

Category: Charter Schools, Privatization

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: October 3, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/oak-park/news/ct-oak-charter-school-tl-1005-20171003-story.html

 

CPS announces rules it could use to close or merge schools in June

Category: School Actions, Space Utilization, Springfield

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: September 29, 2017

Link: 

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/cps-announces-rules-it-could-use-to-close-or-merge-schools-in-june/

 

Proposed charter school rankles Oak Park residents

Category: Privatization, Charter Schools, Vouchers

Press Source: Oak Park Wednesday Journal

Date: September 26, 2017

Link: 

http://mobile.oakpark.com/News/Articles/9-26-2017/Proposed-charter-school-rankles-Oak-Park-residents/

 

Autistic Teen's Death in CPS Poll Heightens Questions of Special Ed Care

Category: CPS Budget, Special Education

Press Source: BGA

Date: September 8, 2017

Link: 

https://www.bettergov.org/news/autistic-teens-death-in-cps-pool-heightens-questions-of-special-ed-care

 

One lapse after another at CPS school where boy with autism drowned

Category: CPS Budget, Special Education

Press Source: Chicago Sun-Times

Date: September 8, 2017

Link: 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/one-lapse-after-another-at-cps-school-where-boy-with-autism-drowned/

 

Chicago's charters could be in line for funding boost under new state education formula

Category: CPS Budget, SB1, Springfield, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: September 7, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-charter-school-funding-met-20170907-story.html

 

Illinois House passes school funding bill on second try

Category: CPS Budget, SB1, Springfield, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: August 28, 2017

Link: 

http://abc7chicago.com/education/illinois-house-expected-to-take-up-school-funding-bill-monday/2350187/

 

Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers. Episode #29. With co-host Brandon Johnson and guest Cassie Creswell and Wendy Katten. Plus student activists.

Category: CPS Budget, SB1, Springfield, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: Fred Klonsky's blog

Date: August 25, 2017

Link: 

https://preaprez.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/hitting-left-with-the-klonsky-brothers-episode-29-with-co-host-brandon-johnson-and-guest-cassie-creswell-and-wendy-katten-plus-student-activists/

 

Speakers at CPS hearing assail budgeting practices

Category: CPS Budget, CPS Board of Education

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: August 23, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-cps-budget-hearing-20170823-story.html

 

'Neovouchers' introduced to school funding standoff in Illinois

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: The Chicago Reporter

Date: August 17, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagoreporter.com/neovouchers-introduced-to-school-funding-standoff-in-illinois/

 

Rally to keep school vouchers out of Illinois

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: CAN TV

Date: August 10, 2017

Link: 

http://cantv.org/watch-now/rally-to-keep-school-vouchers-out-of-illinois/

 

School Funding Dispute Continues

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: August 10, 2017

Link: 

http://abc7chicago.com/education/school-funding-dispute-continues/2292625/

 

Advocates Urge Legislators To Override Governor's School Funding Bill

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Date: August 10, 2017

Link: 

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/08/10/public-school-advocates-override-governor-school-funding-bill/

 

Private-School Voucher Plan? Rahm Ducks Questions

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner, Vouchers

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: August 10, 2017

Link: 

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170810/belmont-cragin/rahm-ducks-questions-on-private-school-voucher-plan-pending-springfield 

 

Governor Rauner's school-funding Hunger Games

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: Chicago Reader

Date: August 8, 2017

Link: 

https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/illinois-governor-bruce-rauner-school-funding-public-schools-cps-sb1/Content?oid=28847865

 

Breaking Down The Politics In The School Funding Fight

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: The 21st

Date: August 8, 2017

Link: 

https://soundcloud.com/21st-show/breaking-down-the-policies-in-the-school-funding-fight

 

School Activist Mary Hughes on The Ben Joravsky Show 8.4.17

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: WCBT 820 Chicago

Date: August 4, 2017

Link: 

https://soundcloud.com/chicagosprogressivetalk/school-activist-mary-hughes-on-the-ben-joravsky-show-8417

 

 

State Could Miss Public School Aid Payments for First Time Ever Amid Funding Battle

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: NBC 5 Chicago

Date: August 3, 2017

Link: 

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/cps-funding-mendoza-438193933.html?t=31

 

CPS student: A message for Gov. Rauner

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: August 2, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/media/94244686-132.html

 

Protest held at Rauner's Winnetka home after veto of school funding bill

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: ABC 7 Chicago

Date: August 2, 2017

Link: 

http://abc7chicago.com/education/protests-held-at-rauners-winnetka-home-after-veto-of-school-funding-bill/2270202/

Chicago Students Descend on Rauner's House To Protest School Funding Veto

Category: SB1, Springfield, School Funding, Rauner

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: August 2, 2017

Link: 

https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/chicago-students-descend-on-rauners-house-to-protest-school-funding-veto/98cf54d6-d062-4c2d-bc6c-e1e1be34386c

 

Illinois House Once Again Backs Elected Chicago School Board

Category: CPS Board, Elected School Board

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: May 25, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/05/25/illinois-house-once-again-backs-elected-chicago-school-board

 

CPS board approves big new borrowing, new chief of purchasing

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: May 24, 2017

Link: 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/cps-board-approves-big-new-borrowing-new-chief-of-purchasing/

 

Charter School Chokehold

Category: Charter Schools, Privatization, Utilization

Press Source: South Side Weekly

Date: May 23, 2017

Link: 

https://southsideweekly.com/charter-school-chokehold/?mc_cid=913d624a48&mc_eid=6c9882152f

 

Coalition Urges Rauner to Refuse Money for School Voucher Program

Category: Vouchers, Privatization

Press Source: WICS

Date: May 16, 2017

Link: 

http://newschannel20.com/news/local/coalition-urges-rauner-to-refuse-money-for-school-voucher-program

Advancing Democracy and Justice in Public Education

Category: Vouchers, Privatization

Press Source: CAN TV

Date: May 11, 2017

Link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6QhaupFMeQ&feature=youtu.be

 

Aldermen Demand Answers on Mayor's Plan To Close CPS Budget Gap

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: NBC 5 Chicago

Date: May 9, 2017

Link: 

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/aldermen-demand-answers-for-mayors-plan-to-close-cps-budget-gap-421811153.html?mc_cid=d3097aeb8d&mc_eid=fda96aa4fd

 

Ex-CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett to be sentenced Friday in bribery case

Category: CPS CEO Bribery, SUPES

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: April 28, 2017

Link: 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-barbara-byrd-bennett-corruption-sentence-met-20170427-story.html

 

CPS families one step closer to simpler high school applications

Category: High School Application

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: April 26, 2017

Link: 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/cps-families-one-step-closer-to-simpler-high-school-applications/

 

Parents, Advocates Want Details On CPS Plan For End of School Year

Category: CPS Budget, CPS Calendar

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: April 26, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/04/26/parents-advocates-want-details-cps-plan-end-school-year

 

What Will Happen If Schools Close June 1? Here's What We Know- And Don't

Category: CPS Budget, CPS Calendar

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: April 25, 2017

Link: 

https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20170425/north-park/cps-closing-early-june-1-chicago-public-schools-budget

 

What to Consider When Choosing a CPS High School 

Category: Neighborhood High Schools

Press Source: CAN TV

Date: April 7, 2017

Link: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u-2XI5L6hQ&t=635s

 

Recap- Perceptions vs. Reality: What to Consider When Choosing a CPS High School 

Category: Neighborhood High Schools

Press Source: Generation All blog

Date: April 3, 2017

Link: 

http://www.generationallchicago.org/recap-perceptions-vs-reality-what-to-consider-when-choosing-a-cps-high-school/

 

Chicago Activists Call For Action on Elected School Board Bill

Category: Elected School Board, CPS Board

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: April 18, 2017

Link: 

http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/04/18/chicago-activists-call-action-elected-school-board-bill

 

Hyde Park education activist to lead Raise Your Hand as interim co-director

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Hyde Park Herald

Date: April 6, 2017

Link: 

http://hpherald.com/2017/04/06/hyde-park-education-activist-lead-raise-hand-interim-co-director/?utm_content=buffera01a5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Raise Your Hand founder steps down from CPS work to move to burbs 

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: April 5, 2017

Link: 

http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/raise-your-hand-founder-steps-down-from-cps-work-to-move-to-burbs/

 

Founder of CPS Advocacy Group Quits- So Her Son Can Go to Evanston H.S.

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: April 5, 2017

Link: 

LSC Members Call on Rauner to Restore CPS Pension Funding

Category: CPS Board of Education; CPS Budget

Press Source: WTTW's Chicago Tonight 

Date: March 23, 2017

Link: 

 

CPS elected school board bill passes first hurdle in becoming a reality

Category: CPS Board of Education; Elected School Board

Press Source: Hyde Park Herald 

Date: March 16, 2017

Link: 

Elected school board bill passes committee despite CPS opposition

Category: CPS Board of Education; Elected School Board

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: March 15, 2017

Link: 

Chicago: Parent Discovers Massive Breach of Privacy of Student Records

Category: Student Privacy

Press Source: Diane Ravitch's blog

Date: March 11, 2017

Link: 

Category:CPS Board of Education, Facilities

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: March 9, 2017

Link: 

Category: Student Privacy, Special Education, Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Parent Coalition for Student Privacy blog

Date: March 5, 2017

Link: 

 

Category: CPS Budget, Facilities

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: March 7, 2017

Link: 

 

Category: CPS Budget, Facilities

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: March 7, 2017

Link: 

 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: February 22, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: February 20, 2017

Link: 

Category: Charter Schools, CPS Budget

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: February 13, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: NBC 5 Chicago

Date: February 13, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: February 13, 2017

Link: 

Category: DeVos

Press Source: NBC Nightly News

Date: February 1, 2017

Link: 

Category: DeVos

Press Source: MSNBC

Date: February 1, 2017

Link: 

Category: DeVos

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: January 31, 2017

Link: 

Category: DeVos

Press Source: Chicagoist

Date: January 31, 2017

Link: 

Category: DeVos

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: January 31, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget, Special Education

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: January 24, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget, Special Education

Press Source: Better Government Association

Date: January 23, 2017

Link: 

Category: High School Application

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: January 23, 2017

Link: 

Category: Charter Schools, Student Privacy

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: January 20, 2017

Link: 

Category: High School Application 

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: January 14, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: January 13, 2017

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: December 26, 2016

Link: 

Category: Charter Schools, Student Privacy

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: December 23, 2016

Link: 

 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: DNAInfo Chicago

Date: December 19, 2016

Link: 

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: WBEZ

Date: December 7, 2016

Link: 

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight

Date: December 7, 2016

Link: 

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: Chicago Tribune

Date: December 7, 2016

Link: 

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: December 7, 2016

Link: 

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: December 7, 2016

Link: 

Category: Special Education, CPS Budget

Press Source: CAN TV

Date: December 7, 2016

Link: 

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Chicagoist

Date: November 10, 2016

Link: 

Category: CPS Budget

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: November 6, 2016

Link: 

 

Category: Parent Advocacy

Press Source: Jacobin

Date: November 3, 2016

Link: 

 

Category: Charter Schools, Student Privacy

Press Source: Sun-Times

Date: September 30, 2016

Link: 

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