Happy New Year! First, thank you for all of your support, especially throughout this pandemic. We appreciate every donation, every share of our weekly email newsletter (or parts of it) to a wider audience, every like and share on social media, every attendee of our so, so many virtual events, and every conversation. Thank you. Second, so much has happened since our last newsletter. To be honest, we’re still catching up! Below you will find some of the latest news, upcoming events and resources. But, it’s not everything. Make sure you follow us on social media! Things change on the regular and we’ll try to keep you informed.Read more
On Monday, Mayor Lightfoot officially appointed the new CPS Board of Education: Miguel del Valle (president), Sendhil Revuluri (vice president), Luisiana Melendez, Amy Rome, Lucino Sotelo, Elizabeth Todd-Breland, and Dwayne Truss.
We are pleased by the appointment of Dwayne Truss, former vice president of the RYH board. He played an instrumental role in shaping our organization and is a phenomenal human and advocate for public schools. Read this from Austin Talks to learn more about Dwayne: Austin Resident Dwayne Truss appointed to the Chicago Board of Education.Read more
It was a huge relief to hear CPS Board of Education president Frank Clark announce at Wednesday’s meeting that it was his and the entire Rahm appointed board’s last meeting. There will be a whole new unelected CPS BOE seated at the June meeting!
And, in case you are wondering about the CEO position...Read more