This Week in Ed 12.2.20: RYH's LSC Elections Debrief Event | Thank you! | SpEd & SSCA

Thank you to everyone who donated on #GivingTuesday either via Facebook or our webpage! We are looking for 16 more folks who can give $25 each to keep us on pace for our December goal. Remember, donations are still being matched so your gift will count 2x! Help us end our 10th year strong! You can support us here.  Continue reading

Support Parent Power on Giving Tuesday 2020!

Giving Tuesday is December 1. Please consider supporting Raise Your Hand and our most hyperlocal democratic lever, Local School Councils. Continue reading

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

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

RYH Statement at the November 2020 CPS Board of Ed Meeting

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

This Week in Ed 11.18.20: BIG CPS Announcement | LSC Elections Today & Tomorrow

LSC Elections are TODAY at CPS elementary schools and TOMORROW at CPS high schools. Polls are open at the schools from 7AM - 7PM. RYH resources for LSC Elections: RYH LSC Elections Guide In last week’s email we included what we know about LSC Elections Slideshow from RYH’s LSC Candidate Meet & Greet  Continue reading

This Week in Ed 11.11.20: 🗳️ LSC Elections Next Week | Remote Learning Continues | IL School-Level COVID-19 Data

It has been a challenge trying to figure out the 2020 LSC Elections. We have some info & links below. We will also discuss this at our 2020 Local School Council Candidate Meet & Greet.  Join us! Sat, Nov 14 | 10:30AM - Noon | Register here Continue reading

This Week in Ed 11.5.20: LSC Elections Update | CPS 2nd Quarter Starts Monday

We're keeping it quick with a few things we think you need to know today. Thanks for reading! Continue reading

RYH Statements at the Oct 2020 CPS BOE Meeting

Our prepared statements are below- or will be by late in the morning. The meeting will be live streamed on the CPS YouTube Channel starting at 10:30AM. Sometimes they are a few minutes late so keep refreshing the page until the live feed shows up. You can follow us on Twitter for some live tweeting: @ILRaiseYourHand. For more live tweets, please follow the #ChiDocumenter assigned to the meeting. Press coverage is far below.  Do you have a comment you want to share with the CPS BOE? Visit www.cpsboe.org, scroll down to “Written Comments” and click on “Board Meeting Oct 28 Form." This link takes you to a Google form. If you have trouble accessing the form your CPS child might be logged into their CPS account on your device- log them off, then proceed again. This form will close Th, Oct 29, 5PM. Continue reading

This Week in Ed 10.28.20: 📣 #CPSTalkToUs | Thanks For Your Support!

Thank you to everyone for a successful Raise A Glass 2020 fundraising campaign! We raised $44,500 dollars, which brings us one step closer to being able to have a part time and full time parent organizer in 2021!!! THANK YOU.  Continue reading

This Week in Ed 10.21.20: "Phased Reopening" Starts in Q2, CPS PreK and Cluster Program Students Phase-In First

Thank you so much to our Raise A Glass 2020 sponsors for making our work possible!!! Continue reading