On Friday, CPS released their School Reopening 2020: Preliminary Framework.
WBEZ and The Chicago Reporter have a tool here to help you understand how this proposed Framework will impact your family, based on student grade and other circumstances.
We’ve created this webpage and we include all the ways you can provide feedback to CPS in one place. Here’s what you can find: link to Framework; link to an online survey (take this now! We think this will close soon.); direct links to register for one of the 5 public, virtual meetings CPS will host next week; and more press coverage of the Framework.
CPS Board of Ed Meets
Yesterday, the CPS BOE held its monthly meeting. Some members and CPS staff were socially distanced and wearing masks while in the boardroom. Other board members, staff, and public commenters participated via their phones. You can read our two statements and find all the press coverage of the meeting here. Yes, the Framework was discussed but there are still so many questions not answered.
RYH Stands in Solidarity with Miracle Boyd
On Monday we released this statement about Friday night's protest.
ICYMI… RYH Report Released Last Week
You can find Parent Perspectives on CPS Remote Learning and Back to School here.
#PoliceFreeSchools in the News
Yesterday at the BOE meeting, CEO Jackson said that, by the end of this week, CPS will publish a list of schools with SROs and will post upcoming SRO votes. The webpage will be: cps.edu/votesro.
Also at the BOE meeting... members from Lightfoot’s Education Transition Committee submitted a letter. In their report, the Committee recommended replacing police in schools with restorative justice, social emotional learning, and transition supports. The mayor-elect agreed to these recommendations.
Other recent press coverage:
Chalkbeat Chicago and Block Club Chicago: Chicago tasked Local School Councils with voting on police in schools — but some aren’t following the rules
Bi-weekly Chat with OLSCR Assistant Director Myra Winding
TODAY, Th, July 23, 4-5PM
OLSCR will be facilitating session 2 of the bi-weekly meeting series to share LSC business and election updates. Participants must register using this form (registration expires Th, July 23, 3PM) to receive an invitation. The agenda is here. All are welcome to join these sessions.
Special Education News
Yesterday at the CPS BOE, we spoke on the issues with GoCPS high school applications and students with disabilities. You can read Mary’s statement here. Read our research report from Jan, 2019 here: High School Application and Placement for CPS Students with Disabilities.
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In Other News
Chalkbeat Chicago: Union representing Illinois teachers calls for all-remote start to the fall
Worth A Read
The Atlantic: Dave Grohl: Teachers Deserve a Better Plan
National Day of Resistance - Demand Safe Schools
Mon, Aug 3
For more details on a Chicago event, please sign up at the links above and follow RYH on social media.
Reimagining Community in the Return to School
Tues, Aug 4, 10AM - 2PM, Virtual