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Students at schools across Chicago and IL joined the national school walkout movement yesterday. There were a variety of messages seen/heard around issues of gun control, school safety and the impact of gun violence in many communities. We’re inspired by the incredible organizing going on among youth on this issue!
Chicago Magazine: When 200,000 CPS Students Walked Out of School In Protest Historical perspective on the 1963 Chicago school boycott
ISBE special ed hearings start next week
The public hearing portion of the ISBE investigation into special ed at CPS will start next week. Public hearings will be held next Tuesday 3/20 , Wednesday 3/21, and Tuesday 3/27 in the auditorium at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. The public is welcome to observe these hearings but no public testimony will occur. The hearings start at 9am. Dozens of parents and teachers filed affidavits regarding this investigation. Thanks to everyone for their hard work!
Read more here:
Where do the candidates for Governor stand on ed issues?
The IL primary is this Tuesday March 20th. Check out this RYH Action questionnaire filled out by most of the candidates for Governor and make sure to vote on Tuesday!
In other news
The Atlantic: School Segregation Is Not a Myth
Washington Post: Betsy DeVos’s botched ’60 Minutes’ interview, annotated
NPRed: How To Find A School Your Kids Will Love (And That You Will, Too) Sir Ken Robinson on creativity and public education
Network for Public Education: Online learning: What every parent should know
Network for Public Education Action: Stop the latest federal voucher scheme before it is too late.
Crain’s Chicago Business: Former CPS building in Uptown turned into apartments
Chicago Public Fools: Read those political mailers verrry closely, folks
Online registration to speak or observe Mon Mar 19, 10:30am
Meeting Wed Mar 21, 10:30am
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more information or advice on participating. (Did you know? Recent polling found that 83% of Chicagoans want an elected school board.)
⟹ LSC Candidate Forums
Mon March 19 - Friday March 23 at every district run school. Find the 2018 LSC Election Candidates at your school here. Some basic information on these forums:
- This is scheduled by the existing LSC or principal at the school.
- Details should be posted publicly.
- Call the school if you are unsure of the date and time.
- These are public meetings.
- Every candidate has the same amount of time to speak.
- The ballot positions are drawn at the forum.
⟹ LSC Elections
Wed April 18: CPS Elementary Schools
Th April 19: CPS High Schools
6am - 7pm
As a parent, you can vote at your child’s school. Any parent or resident of the school attendance area or voting district can vote. You do not have to be a citizen or registered voter to vote in a CPS LSC election. Voters need to bring 2 forms of ID. (1 form of ID if you are listed as a parent of a child at the school.)
Mon April 9
Doors & Pizza, 6:00pm,
Screening starts at 6:30pm
Theatre 400, 6746 N Sheridan Rd
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. Please purchase your ticket in advance, we expect to sell out. Theater 400's Concession Stand will be open.