This Week in Ed 1.19.18: IL House Sped Hearing Today, CPS School Closings Meetings Continue

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This Week in Ed 1.12.18: Hearing on school closings, special ed

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CPS School Actions 2017-18: Community Meeting Statements

CPS held the first round of community meetings this week on their proposed school actions. We attended and live tweeted the following meetings: NTA, Hirsch HS colocation with a religious charter school, Ogden-Jenner merger (which was the one proposal guided and informed by the community), and Englewood HS closings (CPS plans to close the 4 neighborhood high schools in Englewood leaving a one year gap before the new high school is built which will start with only incoming freshman.) We also created a Storify of some tweets from the two nights of community meetings. You can read our tweets from the meetings by scrolling through our Twitter page or by using these shortcuts: NTA meeting coverage starts with this tweet; search #wearenta. Ogden-Jenner meeting coverage is in this thread; search #OgdenJenner. Hirsch HS colocation meeting coverage is in this thread; search #HirschHuskyPride was used. (We’ve also submitted concerns about the charter school and spoke at the unelected BOE.) Englewood HS closing coverage starts with this tweet; #cpsboard and #Englewood were used. RYH spoke at the NTA, Hirsch HS, and Englewood meetings. Below are two of those statements. Find a full list of proposed school actions, transition plans, and details on the next round of community meeting at this webpage. Click on the "School Actions" tab.   Continue reading

Happy Holidays from RYH. Just a few more days to give in 2017!

We hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that you are taking a break to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones. Continue reading

This Week in Ed 12.21.17: ISBE wants to hear from YOU during their Public Inquiry into CPS sped

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RYH for IL Public Education: Explained!

Who are we? What do we do? What do we believe? What can you do to support us? The below flyer is downloadable here. We are a 501c3 organization. Please donate to support our work here.   Continue reading

This Week in Ed 12.15.17: ISBE to Investigate CPS Sped Practices

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Claypool Out, Jackson In, Elected School Board Needed

Forrest Claypool resigned yesterday, a few days after the IG report was given to the appointed BOE. The report itemized that Claypool engaged in a cover-up during an ethics investigation and the IG urged the CPS BOE to fire Claypool. Continue reading

The Week in Ed 12.7.17: CPS IG says fire Claypool; BOE Meeting Recap

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RYH at the December 2017 Unelected BOE Meeting

The December 2017 meeting was heated! We recommend heading to Twitter and checking out #cpsboard. We also recommend checking out this Twitter moment from Charles Preston and scrolling through our Facebook page for more coverage of the day. Below are three statements from RYH speakers. You can also watch video of the speech of RYH board member and CPS parent, Deb Hass. Deb handed in Cassie Creswell's research on Art in Motion charter school to all the unelected BOE members- there are some serious concerns here!   Continue reading