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Fill out our special ed form if you’ve had trouble getting special education services for your child in the past year
As we’ve mentioned, CPS is under investigation by the IL State Board of Education (ISBE) for CPS’ handling of special ed services. After the holiday break, we will receive more information on when public hearings will take place. In the meantime, many parents and guardians likely don’t know about this development, and we want to make sure parents and guardians have the opportunity to testify if they’d like. ISBE will be accepting written testimony as well as oral. Please share this form with anyone you know who is receiving special education services at CPS.
Press coverage of ISBE investigation of CPS sped practices:
WTTW Chicago Tonight: State Board to Review CPS Special Education Offerings
And, ICYMI, the City Council Education Committee canceled its special education hearing…
GoCPS applications due tomorrow
If you have an 8th grader, you should know that CPS has moved to a single application process for high schools. The deadline to fill out this single high school app as well as any application for K - 8 is tomorrow, Friday, December 22. Go here for more information and to apply.
Recent press coverage on the CPS single HS application process:
Check out our new infographic!
Our new infographic explains what we fight for, what we believe, and provides a few actions that parents & concerned citizens can take to join us and join the fight for policies that protect and strengthen public education! Check it out here.Please share on social media, via email, or print and distribute.
Make an end of year tax deductible donation to RYH!
Send checks payable to “Raise Your Hand” to 73 W. Monroe #221, Chicago, IL 60603.
In other news
The Chicago Reporter: Thousands of black students leave CPS for other segregated districts
Associated Press: School ditches online learning program after parents revolt
Indiana Gazette: Directors vote to scale back Summit Learning program
Chicago Reader: It’s insane that Chicago doesn’t have an elected school board
WTTW Chicago Tonight: Education Issues to Watch in 2018
At the link above, click on the “School Actions” tab for full list of proposed school actions as well as 2 community meetings and 1 hearing for each proposed action.
Online registration to speak or observe Mon Jan 22, 10:30am
Meeting Wed Jan 24, 10:30am
CPS, 42 W. Madison
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information or advice.
⟹ What Makes A School Great? Public Forum
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE BELOW. Updated flyer coming soon.
Hosted by Raise Your Hand, Fair Test, CTU, CUE, Generation All
Mon Feb 12, 7:00pm
Kenwood High School, 5015 S. Blackstone