Special Education Cuts

In analyzing the special education "All Means All" pilot program, RYH found that all means less for many students at these schools. 84% of  All Means All schools ended up cutting special ed positions.

We created this visual map so you can see where the All Means All Cuts are: Insert - map CPS FY16 All Means All Schools Proposed Budget Position Changes. Click on the dots to see school names and positions lost.
 
Click here to see the map.

Top 10 Reasons Why Chicago Needs an Elected Board of Education

On August 6, 2015, Representative Martwick filed HB4268. This Bill would change IL law and allow Chicago to have an elected representative school board. Currently, this Bill has 44 sponsors.

 

Statement from North Side NAC re: Intrinsic Charter

We received the below information from a member of the North Side Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC). Each NAC is hosting a public community meeting next week. The North Side NAC's meeting is Wednesday, August 12, from 6:00-8:00pm, unless Intrinsic withdraws their proposal as the NAC requested. 

 

The statement was signed by 24 members of the NAC (unofficial count of participants is 30).

 

NAC Community Meetings: Next Week!- UPDATED

UPDATED on Monday, August 10:

On Thursday, August 6, CPS put out this press release with information on the NAC Community meetings hosted during this current week. 

 

Here's the information you need on these meetings:

CPS Students for an Elected, Representative School Board

Charles Kotrba is a rising senior at Whitney Young, and a member of Chicago Students Union, an entirely student run organization dedicated to representing the CPS student voice.

Recently, Charles gave a soap box speech in Daley Plaza and explained how the
appointed CPS Board of Education is harmful and why CPS needs an elected board.

 

You can watch the speech here.

 

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