This Week in Ed 11.20.17: Sped Forum Update; Orgs Deliver Letter to ISBE re: Investigate CPS Sped

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Resources & Sample Forms from our Special Education Forum, November 16, 2017

Thank you to our volunteer parents who planned our wonderful forum and who prepared these excellent resources, sample forms and advocacy tools! Thanks to all of you who came out to know your rights, get your resources, and share your stories.  We will post the below resources and sample forms in our Special Education Toolkit for Parents which you can find here. If you missed the forum, you can watch the video here.   Continue reading

This Week in Ed 11.10.17: Parents continue to speak up about special education; Chance the Rapper also weighs in

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This Week in Ed 11.3.17: IL school report card data trickles out; Special Ed Townhall 11/16

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This Week in Ed 10.27.17: Parents descend on Board to demand changes to special ed

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Parents Demand Special Education Changes- Press Conference Video & Unelected BOE Statements, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, was all about special education advocacy and action in Chicago! Parents and elected officials joined together for a press conference before the unelected Board of Education meeting. Then, parents attended the BOE meeting and several spoke. A link to the video of the press conference is below as well as text of the BOE statements. Continue reading

RYH Comments on CPS Draft Guidelines for School Actions 2017-18

By law, CPS must publish Draft Guidelines for School Actions every school year by October 1st. Once published, CPS provides a public comment period. This year's comment period ended on October 20 at 5:00pm. At this time, CPS is reviewing the submitted comments. They may or may not revise the published Draft Guidelines. The Final Draft Guidelines will be used to determine school actions. On December 1st, CPS will announce school actions. The below comments were submitted to CPS by RYH on Friday, October 20, 2017. Continue reading

This Week in Ed 10.20.17: Parents call on Mayor to fire Claypool, fund special ed

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Sign our petition to fire Claypool and free the funds for special ed

On Monday October 17, WBEZ published an explosive report about CPS' secret plan designed by politically-connected consultant firms to systematically reduce and restrict provision of federally-mandated special education services. You can find a petition demanding the removal of CEO Forrest Claypool and release of funds to cover special education cuts to sign here written in response to WBEZ's story. Continue reading

This Week in Ed 10.13.17: RYH brings need for local revenue to mayor and city council

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