LSCs.4.All Coalition Sends Letter to CPS | LSC Elections Information Please

On October 15, the below letter was sent from the LSCs.4.All Coalition to the CPS Board of Education and CPS leadership regarding LSC Elections 2020, scheduled for November 18 & 19. The LSCs.4.All coalition includes Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, Lugenia Burns Hope Center, Blocks Together, Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education, Chicago Teachers Union, Chicago United for Equity, Northside Action for Justice, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, and Pilsen Alliance. Representative Theresa Mah also signed on. Continue reading

This Week in Ed 10.7.20: 🤔 What's up with Quarter 2? Let's talk tonight! | Raise A Glass is in less than a week!

We are less than 1 week away from #RYHRaiseAGlass2020! We are slightly over 50% of our fundraising goal- can you support Raise Your Hand by buying a ticket? We are actively sending RYH swag!  Continue reading

This Week in Ed 9.30.20: What's happening with Quarter 2 in CPS? | Raise a Glass- less than 2 weeks away!

As part of our annual fundraiser, Raise Your Hand is curating a virtual art show and auction asking artists to creatively reimagine education. We want to take this moment to reframe the dynamic and dream about the education we want for the future. Proceeds from art sales will support the advocacy work of RYH! Continue reading

This Week in Ed 9.23.20: CPS BOE Today | LSC & SpEd Events | A Toast to Parents & Caregivers!

We are 20 days away from Raise a Glass! Thank you to everyone who has bought a ticket, become a sponsor, bought an advertisement or given an in kind donation for our auction- over half of our support comes from donors like yourselves. As we continue our work on remote learning, school funding, local school councils, and special education, we cannot do it without your support! We are 35% of the way towards our goal. We are shipping out our swag so this week, can you support Raise Your Hand by buying a ticket? Thank you for supporting our work! Continue reading

RYH Statements at the Sept 2020 CPS BOE Meeting

Our statements from today's meeting are below. The meeting will be live streamed on the CPS YouTube Channel starting at 10:30AM. Sometimes they are a few minutes late so keep refreshing the page until the live feed shows up. You can follow us on Twitter for some live tweeting: @ILRaiseYourHand. For more live tweets, please follow the #ChiDocumenter assigned to the meeting: @_KellyGarcia_. Press coverage is far below.  Continue reading

This Week in Ed 9.16.20: A Toast! | In School SAT | Remote Learning Woes & Successes!

Join us in toasting parents & caregivers at our annual event, Raise a Glass! We will be mailing out our RYH swag next week so get your tickets today! Continue reading

Illinois Districts: SAT with Essay, In Person & School-Administered for Class of 2021 (Seniors)

Context: The Class of 2021 missed the school-administered SAT with Essay at all IL schools (scheduled for April 2020) due to the pandemic & the IL Stay At Home Order.  UPDATE 9.21 7PM: There's been some press coverage on this issue- see far below. UPDATE 9.18 5PM: An email was sent to CPS parents this afternoon. Continue reading

Special Education Parent Resources for Remote Learning and More

Welcome. Our work around Special Education has spiked since the Covid-19 shutdown and subsequent remote learning! For that reason and more, we are creating this Special Ed Parent Resource Page for Remote Learning (which is a work in progress) where you can find the latest additions to our RYH-developed Special Education parent supports, as well as links to other resources we have collected for Remote Learning.  Continue reading