Thank you for visiting our Back to School 2020-21: COVID-19 Resources page. We are sharing the latest guidelines, FAQ docs, and other relevant links for parents. Updated: 2.16.21, 9AM.
This is our third COVID-19 Resources page: You can find our original COVID-19 Resources page here (Spring 2020) and Summer 2020 here.
UPDATED Feb 16: New CDC Guidelines for Schools | Operational Strategy for K-12 Schools through Phased MitigationRead more
School vouchers might be coming to Illinois soon. These plans give taxpayer money to parents to use to pay tuition to private schools (for-profit, non-profit and/or religious schools)---money that would otherwise go to fund public education for our children. Read and share our new fact sheet on vouchers.Read more
Chris Ball, CPS Parent and Raise Your Hand board member, and Cassie Creswell, Raise Your Hand Action Co-Director and board member, collaborated and submitted these comments on the Draft Illinois ESSA Plan. We are very grateful for their work.
The comments are below. To view the statement with references, please go here.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the new federal education law. You can read more about it here.
The ESSA webpage for the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is here.Read more