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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

Let Noncitizens Vote in Chicago School Board Elections

By Jessica Cañas, Hal Woods | February 16, 2024

Published originally in the Chicago Sun-Times on Feb. 15, 2024.

Our Voices

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

Families Deserve a Voice in Chicago's School Board Decision

By Blaire Flowers | January 30, 2024

Published originally in the Chicago Tribune on Jan. 29, 2024.

Our Voices

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

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.

Policy Priorities

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

By Blaire Flowers | November 22, 2023

CPS parent reflects on the progress made to ensure Chicago's future elected school board prioritizes what Chicago parents and voters want.

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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.

Our Voices, Policy Priorities

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.

Our Voices, Policy Priorities

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.

Our Voices, Policy Priorities