This Week in Ed 5.14.20: Survey: Still open! Check our map, let's reach more parents! #RemoteLearning

We hope that you & your family are healthy and safe. This newsletter is brief. Information overload + foggy brain = here’s what you need to know this week:

- Thanks to the 1000+ parents at 281 schools who have already completed our RYH Remote Learning Survey.

Use our map here (and below) to check your school:

  • Does your school have respondents?
  • Do you have parent contacts at a school with no or only one respondent?
  • Is there a school or neighborhood Facebook group or discussion board where you can post our survey & encourage parents to take it?

SHARE THE SURVEY! It takes 5 minutes. It’s available in English | Chinese | Spanish | Urdu | Arabic | Polish. PLEASE SHARE with other CPS PARENTS. Wait… did YOU take the survey? We will be sharing results at the end of the month. Please fill out one per student. 

- Another action you can take: Sign onto our CPS Stakeholder Letter | Carta de Firma para Participantes de CPS. Join us in building public accountability during remote learning!

Virtual events

Today we tuned into a great discussion- you can watch it here- Imagining and Demanding Educational Justice in the Time of Coronavirus. Our live tweets are here if you want a synopsis. We were very honored to get a shout out THREE times by 3 different panelists for our work!

🙌 The first shout out was for creating a space for the Special Education Community via our weekly Zoom calls which we host Tuesdays, 1-2:30PM. You can register here for Tues, May 19, when our friends from Equip for Equality will be giving a Remote Learning During COVID-19 Know Your Rights presentation.

🙌 The second shout out was for creating a space for LSC members via our weekly LSC Solidarity Zoom calls which we host Thursdays, 6-7:30PM. You can register for the next call, Th, May 21, here

🙌 The third shout out was a recommendation to follow RYH for our “substantive resources.” Here is our big & clunky COVID-19 Resource page. We try to stay on top of the latest by posting & checking links from both IL State Board of Education (ISBE) and CPS to try to make sense of the world as it is. From us too: CPS Grab & Go Meal Sites: Basics + Sites + Delivery Form.


➡️ TONIGHT! ODLSS PAC Meeting | Th, May 14 | 6PM | Register here

[Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services Parent Advisory Council]

➡️ TONIGHT! Ed Equity or Else | Th, May 14 | 6PM CST | Register here

Hosted by Journey for Justice Alliance and The Schott Foundation for Public Education

➡️ TONIGHT! Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference COVID-19 Community Dialogue Series Topic: Education & Child Care | Th, May 14 | 6 - 8PM | Register here

RYH's Parent Organizer, Natasha Erskine, and RYH Board Member, Aiko Kojima Hibino, will be facilitating a community conversation during the event. Natasha and Aiko are CPS parents. 

➡️ Equip for Equality Know Your Rights During Remote Learning Webinars | Various Dates & Times | Register for an English session | Register for a Spanish session

➡️ Monthly meeting of the CPS Board of Ed | Wed, May 27 | 10:30am | Learn more here

Related: You can comment on the CPS Board of Ed’s proposed policies or rule changes. There are 8 “June Policies” available for comment, including revisions to the Student Code of Conduct.


Uplifting reads

Sun-Times: Quarantined kindergartners share their thoughts, fears and tips for beating the coronavirus: ‘Kick it in the butt!’

WBEZ: Valedictorian Set Out To Prove People With Autism Can ‘Do Anything’

Chalkbeat Chicago: Pandemic teaching: How one award-winning Illinois teacher has adapted to remote learning


Please follow us on all of our social media channels for daily news updates, upcoming events, and elevation of parent voices. Stay well, Friends.