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Funding Illinois' Future Responds to Governor's Budget Proposal, Claiborne Wade Weighs In

By Claiborne Wade, Funding Illinois' Future Coalition | February 23, 2024

Published originally by Funding Illinois' Future coalition on Feb. 23, 2024.

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ISBE Set to Unveil Key FY2025 Budget Recommendations This Week

By Hal Woods | January 22, 2024

The State Board of Education gears up for a pivotal vote this week around evidence-based funding for FY2025.

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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.

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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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Funding Cuts Put City Preschools at Risk

By Antoinette Laws | September 10, 2019

When I heard about Chicago’s decision to cut funding for our preschool, Little Angels Learning Center in Englewood, I was disturbed and shocked, to say the least. This decision will have a negative effect on me and the families I serve.

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