Rescheduled LSC Summit 2021
Due to the current education climate, the LSCs.4.ALL coalition has decided to reschedule our annual LSC summit to Feb 27, 10AM-3PM. We apologize for the late notice but we believe we will be able to hold a more powerful collaborative community space if it is pushed back. Please also note that we will be adding additional time to the end of our Summit for an organizing plenary.Read more
Happy Holidays and welcome to Winter Break! We have lots of resources and news to share below. We'd recommend skimming the below now, then saving this webpage so you have the links for viewing or reading when you are ready to digest.Read more
Context: The Class of 2021 missed the school-administered SAT with Essay at all IL schools (scheduled for April 2020) due to the pandemic & the IL Stay At Home Order.
UPDATE 9.21 7PM: There's been some press coverage on this issue- see far below.
UPDATE 9.18 5PM: An email was sent to CPS parents this afternoon.Read more
TODAY, Wed, Aug 26 | 10:30AM | CPS, 42 W. Madison
Hosted by #PoliceFreeSchools youth
Wear a mask. Plan to physically distance. Bring water.Read more
This Week in Ed 3.12.20: COVID-19 in our schools; LSC nominations extended until TOMORROW; And more.
Yeah, newsletter is long again, folks, but well worth it… Since last week’s RYH newsletter (sent Friday morning), COVID-19 or coronavirus has taken over the news. Note: this newsletter was completed at 11PM 3/11 and scheduled to send at 6AM 3/12. Below are some links to find updates, information on the virus, and the latest news on COVID-19 in our schools.Read more
We're honored to publish this op-ed which was written for the Chicago Tribune but went unpublished. It's worth a read.
The author is Martin Gartzman, a Senior Associate at UChicago STEM Education at the University of Chicago. From 2002–2006, Gartzman served as the CPS Chief Mathematics and Science Officer, where he directed the Chicago Math and Science Initiative (CMSI), the district’s touted program for mathematics and science improvement.Read more
UPDATE: On March 5, around 1:45PM, CPS announced that they are extending the LSC nomination deadline to Friday, March 13, 3PM. Everything you need to to apply for your school's LSC can be found at this CPS LSC Elections webpage.
LSC nominations are officially closed! We have created a LSC webpage where folks can learn about LSC 101, LSC Campaign Basics, LSC Voting and Effective LSC Practices. Please take our LSC survey, which will help us continue to grow our resources and LSC support!
The CPS LSC Elections webpage has a timeline of what to expect between now and LSC elections which are Wed, April 22 (elementary schools) & Th, April 23 (high schools).Read more
First day of school is Sept 8, 2020. Last day of school is June 22, 2021. Chalkbeat Chicago: Chicago releases 2020-21 school calendar, says first day of school will be Sept. 8 and the Sun-Times: CPS releases calendar for 2020-21 school year have it covered.Read more