Filtered K1C Perspectives

Mayor Brandon Johnson Rejects CPS Budget: What Comes Next?

By Hal Woods | July 15, 2024

In an unprecedented move, Mayor Brandon Johnson blasts Chicago Public Schools' proposed $9.9 billion budget. What comes next?

K1C Perspectives, Policy Priorities

Why Juneteenth Matters

By Daniel Anello | June 19, 2024

As we celebrate Juneteenth, I hope you take a moment to reflect on the progress we have made toward a more racially equitable country and Chicago, and the hope we should all have for continuing that progress.

K1C Perspectives

Inclusive Negotiations Benefit Chicago Kids

By K1C Parent Advisory Board Executive Committee | June 4, 2024

Kids First Chicago Parent Advisory Board’s Executive Committee enthusiastically accepts CTU's invitation to participate in Collective Bargaining talks this summer.

Our Voices, K1C Perspectives

Highlights from Kids First Chicago's Latest Parent Leadership Fellowship Meeting

By Nayda De La Rosa | May 24, 2024

On Saturday, May 18, Kids First Chicago hosted its second-to-last Northwest Side Parent Leadership Fellowship (PLF) meeting at Roberto Clemente High School's Parent University.

K1C Perspectives

Kids First Chicago’s Parent Advisory Board on Illinois House Bill 303

By K1C Parent Advisory Board Executive Committee | May 13, 2024

Kids First Chicago's Parent Advisory Board weighs in on Illinois House Bill 303, indicating its support to extend the moratorium on school closures until a fully-elected school board takes office in 2027.

Our Voices, K1C Perspectives

Chicago Says Goodbye to Student-Based Budgeting. What's Next?

By Hal Woods | April 3, 2024

At its March 2024 Board meeting, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced plans to transition away from student-based budgeting (SBB).

K1C Perspectives

Springfield Considers Exempting Charters from Chicago’s School Closure Moratorium

By Hal Woods | February 26, 2024

Will the Illinois General Assembly grant power to the Chicago Board of Education to non-renew charters before a school closure moratorium lifts in 2025?

K1C Perspectives

School Resource Officers Resolution Explained

By Hal Woods | February 20, 2024

February Board Meeting Likely to Mark End of Police in Chicago Schools.

K1C Perspectives

What’s Behind Mayor Johnson Backing the House’s Elected School Board Proposal

By Hal Woods, Jessica Cañas | February 5, 2024

Mayor Johnson recently informed Illinois Senate president Don Harmon he would like to see 10 Chicago school board seats up for election this November.

K1C Perspectives

CPS on Verge of Deciding Charter Renewals

By Hal Woods | January 23, 2024

The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education will vote on the renewal term lengths for 47 charter campuses at its meeting this Thursday, January 25.

K1C Perspectives