Our Dreams Deferred No More: Parents secure more racially representative districts.

November 22, 2023

Blaire Flowers, CPS parent & Chair of Kids First Chicago’s Elected School Board Task Force, reflects on the progress made to ensure Chicago's future elected school board prioritizes what Chicago parents and voters want.

Letter From PAB Leaders to Mayor Brandon Johnson

June 1, 2023

Kids First Chicago’s Parent Advisory Board members reached out to the newly inaugurated Mayor Brandon Johnson, inviting him to collaborate with our community to ensure a high-quality education for all of Chicago's students.

Parent's Frustration with CPS and CTU Impasse

By Claiborne Wade | January 7, 2022

As a parent of four children in Chicago Public Schools from the Austin community, I am frustrated with the disorganization that has left families with closed schools this week.

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CPS Parent Advocates for In-Person Learning

By Karonda Locust | January 3, 2022

I believe CPS has done a good job making the necessary adjustments this year to keep our children safe. We can’t go back to remote learning, even for a short time.

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CPS Parents want to be a Partner in Educational Decision-Making

By Katrina Adams | April 15, 2021

As the mother of CPS students, I think it is critically important that we have a voice in determining how any future CPS school board should be structured because it will be our children who are most impacted.

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CPS Parents Should Have a Say in New School Board

By Yolanda Williams | April 15, 2021

CPS parents like myself deserve to have a say in the design of a new School Board.

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Parent Perspectives on School Board Governance

By Claiborne Wade | March 25, 2021

I understand that our elected leaders have the challenge of meeting the needs of CPS while remaining accountable to the citizens of Chicago

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A Mixed School Board

By Tracey Smith | March 5, 2021

I am the mother of twin boys who are transitioning into young men before my eyes. I chose to send them to private school because of concerns I have always had with Chicago’s public school system leaving some children behind.

Chicago Sun-Times: Free Laptops, School Supplies Handed out in Englewood

By Kids First Chicago | September 2, 2020

Kids First Chicago Parent Advisory Board (PAB) members organized a laptop and school supply giveaway in Englewood through their organization, Something Good in Englewood, in partnership with Comp-U-Dopt.

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Parents Need Digital Literacy Training

By Angelica Moreno | July 6, 2020

My name is Angelica Moreno. I live in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood, and I am a mother of two students in CPS. My son attends Prosser Academy and my daughter goes to Lloyd Elementary.

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A Parent's Perspective on E-Learning

By Chya H. | July 6, 2020

With the rolling out of E-learning curriculum and finalizing of each teacher's lesson plans, we hoped for continued high-quality education with minimal loss to students' progression.

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Families Need in-Home Internet

By Monique Martin | July 6, 2020

I am the mother of four children. Two are students at Smyth Elementary and two are in daycare. We live in the Little Italy neighborhood, and have been told by Comcast, AT&T, and other providers that it is not possible to have internet installed in our home because the infrastructure is not in place in the neighborhood.

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