On Saturday, October 19, disability advocacy and family support groups are hosting a public town hall meeting in order to hear from parents and allies of children with disabilities in the Chicago Public Schools.
Please consider attending to testify on issues you see affecting students with disabilities in CPS. Testimonies should be about two to three minutes in length. We will also have a resource fair so that you can check out supports for students with disabilities, families and allies.
September 23, 2013: CPS has posted a new version of the draft EFMP
The Board of Education will vote to approve the 10 Year Educational Facilities Master Plan on Wednesday. There are changes to both the draft 10 Year EFMP and individual schools' EFMPs.You can take a look at the latest draft here:
Raise Your Hand had the opportunity to meet and discuss the CPS budget with Tim Cawley, Chief Administrative Officer of CPS on 9/12/13. Mike Rendina, Chief of Public Affairs, was also in attendance Our goal was to discuss CPS’ budget priorities and inquire why traditional schools received a disproportionate cut of over $100 million in this budget while charters received an increase of $80 million this year.
12 Days until school starts: Will the Mayor Restore Funding?
In addition to the 68 elementary schools that lost an art position and the 42 high schools that lost 86 English positions, the 51 elementary and 28 high schools that lost librarian positions, below are the elementary schools that lost a CPS funded music position and High Schools that lost a Biology and Chemistry position:
In addition to the 67 (actually 68) elementary schools that lost an art position and the 42 high schools that lost 86 English positions, today we’re taking note of elementary and high schools that had to cut librarian positions.