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LSC workshop tomorrow!
This important event is tomorrow at the Mayfair Library from 2-4pm! Hear from current and former LSC members on what LSCs can and have accomplished, what they are charged with and more.
Register here: Are you LSC Curious? How to Run, Win and Make a Difference
PARCC: updated factsheet
PARCC testing begins in CPS on March 5th. We have updated materials on our website explaining what’s the future prospects of PARCC testing are in Illinois and how to refuse this year’s PARCC testing. If you have more questions or are running into roadblocks to refusal at your child’s school, email us or call 413-3OPTOUT.
ISBE special ed investigation
The State Board of Education is investigating CPS around their special education policies and practices. They want to hear from parents, teachers and staff and will be holding three upcoming community input sessions. This is an opportunity to meet with ISBE for five minutes to share any issues your child has had around service delays, denials, transportation denials, etc. Email us if you want more info at firstname.lastname@example.org or show up at one of these three events:
Aramark Contract up this June! Take this survey from Healthy Schools Campaign
CPS’ food service contract with Aramark ends in June. Healthy Schools Campaign is surveying parents about their schools’ lunch and breakfast programs. More info and survey in English and Spanish here.
In other news
CAN TV: What Makes a School Great? Video of the 2.12 forum on school ratings. You can also watch it on CAN TV27 tonight at 6pm and tomorrow at 9am and 4:30pm.
Tuesday Feb 27, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Sullivan High School, 6631 N Bosworth
With Network 49. Learn how schools are funded; how current funding impacts our schools; and proposed solutions that ensure every child has access to the educational resources he/she needs.
Saturday March 10th, 10:30am
Columbus Park, 500 S Central
Small workshop for parents to learn about their rights, get resources and information about IEP meetings, etc. Register here.