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Run for Local School Council! Opportunities to attend 2 LSC events this month to get prepared!
Raise Your Hand is participating in two important LSC events this month. Choose one that works for your schedule and show up to find out how you can make a difference at your school. LSCs can be powerful, and your parent voice can make a difference at your school!
Saturday, February 10
2018 Citywide LSC Candidate Summit
National Teachers Academy, 55 W Cermak
9:30am- 1:30pm: Doors open 9:30am; Program runs 9:30am-1:30pm; Lunch served 1:30pm
Multiple workshops offered.
This is co-sponsored by RYH and multiple organizations including Hope Center, United Working Families, LSCs 4 All Coalition, Teachers for Social Justice, Blocks Together, GEM Coalition, Parents 4 Teachers, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Chicago Teachers Union, Pilsen Alliance, Chicago United for Equity, Generation All, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Northside Action for Justice, The Egan Office at DePaul University, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, and Kenwood Oakland Community Organization.
Saturday, February 24
Are you LSC Curious? Why you should run and what you can accomplish
Mayfair Branch, Chicago Public Library, 4400 W. Lawrence
Find out more about how to run for LSC (paperwork & deadlines) via the CPS webpage on LSC Elections here.
CPS wraps up school action hearings this week
RYH attended most of the hearings. You can read our storify here to follow what happened. You can read our statements here.
Special ed investigation in the works
The ISBE has given the advocate groups 3 weeks to collect parent testimony on CPS special education practices and policies. If you have a child who has had issues around getting special education services in the last two years, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.
In addition, ISBE just announced they will allow for parent input on special ed issues on Friday 2/16 at the Thompson Center.
Each person will get 5 minutes to speak with the inquiry team. The investigation is around service delays, denials transportation issues and summer school denials.
Email us if you want more info: email@example.com.
In other news
NPR Illinois: Veto Override Removes One School Funding Hurdle
NPR Illinois: Public Schools Still Waiting For Equitable Funding
Electronic Frontier Foundation blog: It's Time to Make Student Privacy a Priority
WTTW Chicago Tonight: Education Equity Group Calls for Community Referendum on NTA Transition Plan
Other Upcoming Events
Hosted by Raise Your Hand, Fair Test, CTU, CTU Foundation, CUE, Generation All, Parents 4 Teachers
Mon Feb 12, 7:00pm
Kenwood High School, 5015 S. Blackstone
Please RSVP at the link above!
Mon Feb 19, 6:00 - 8:00pm
DePaul Student Center, Room 120B
Registration is required at https://goo.gl/forms/gMviJk86LRSXQoYx1.
Tues Feb 27, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Sullivan High School, 6631 N Bosworth