This Week in ed 8.2.18: Student data privacy hearing scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, in Chicago

In a big win for IL students that comes as a result of many parents speaking to their legislators about student data privacy concerns and as a result of Raise Your Hand Action being present in Springfield and meeting with several IL legislators on this issue, the IL House Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and IT Committee will hold a subject-matter hearing on student data privacy on Tues August 7th, 10am, at the Bilandic Building (160 N LaSalle), C-600, 6th floor.  Continue reading

This Week in Ed 7.27.18: CPS passes inequitable capital plan despite massive outcry from public

To no one’s surprise, the CPS appointed board unanimously passed their FY 2019 budget Wednesday which includes a $1B capital plan that perpetuates gross inequity throughout the city. Continue reading

CPS FY 2019 Budget Vote: RYH's Statement at the CPS Unelected BOE Meeting, July 25, 2018

We spoke at the July monthly meeting of the CPS Board of Education where the unelected, mayor appointed BOE unanimously approved the FY 2019 operating budget as well as a nearly $1B capital budget. Joy Clendenning, CPS parents and RYH Managing Director, spoke on our behalf. Her statement is below. Continue reading

This Week in Ed 7.21.18: Follow the money? CPS hearings on capital & operating budgets

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RYH Statements about CPS Capital Budget

RYH had speakers at all three CPS FY19 Capital Plan hearings on July 19th and at a press conference held before the west side hearing at Malcolm X College. Continue reading

CPS Capital Budget hearings: Thursday, 6-8pm

CPS will spend nearly $1B on capital projects as presented in their FY 2019 Capital Plan. CPS will hold simultaneous public hearings for the capital budget from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, July 19, at the following locations (register to speak: 5 - 6 pm): Truman College, 1145 W Wilson Ave Malcolm X College, 1900 W Jackson Blvd Kennedy King College, U Building, 740 W 63rd St. Continue reading

Many More Social Workers NOW: Our Statement on the CPS FY 2019 Operating Budget

Jennie Biggs, CPS Parent and RYH Communications Director spoke on behalf of RYH at the CPS FY 2019 Operating Budget Hearing. You can watch video (courtesy of Generation All) of Jennie here. Text of the statement is below.  Continue reading

CPS to spend nearly $1B on capital projects

CPS released their capital budget on Friday announcing that that they’ll spend nearly $1B on capital projects. Some of this is good news, but we continue to ask, how did they make these decisions on where to spend, and how can we better ensure that CPS is using an equity framework to make decisions about spending? Continue reading

This Week in Ed 6.29.18: CPS to launch $3M “Office of Student Protection” an hour before the BOE meeting

CPS announced it would open a new 20-person, $3M department to respond to sexual abuse allegations right before the BOE meeting Wednesday. Unfortunately, this came as a surprise to the Inspector General who is supposed to be working in partnership with CPS on this issue. It’s also concerning that the legal department is in charge of launching this department, given the recent revelations that their department was routinely interrogating student victims of sexual abuse without a parent present. Continue reading

RYH Statement from the June 2018 BOE: CPS sex abuse

Jennie Biggs, CPS parent and RYH Communications Director, spoke on behalf of RYH at the unelected BOE meeting on June 27, 2018. You can read our statement below.    Continue reading