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, 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

LSCs.4.All Coalition Sends Letter(s) 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. Several UPDATES below the letter. 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