Public education advocates - join us on 11/6 for a RYH townhall on issues impacting our children, our future. Get informed and take an active role in improving the state of public education in Chicago.
State of the budget, the Fair Tax Campaign, break-out sessions on LSCs, Student organizing, Standardized Testing, the GatesCompact and CPS policy, and more!
CPS Board to vote on New Physical Education (PE) Policy at October Board Meeting
RYH was invited to a policy briefing this week given by CPS’ Office of Student Health and Wellness and hosted by Healthy Schools Campaign. About 90 people from different community-based organizations, some PE teachers and vendors were in attendance.
Currently, CPS is not in compliance with Illinois School Code 105 ILCS 5/27 -6 which requires that students receive daily PE in both elementary and high school.
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.