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Parents Celebrate Continued Progress on Inaugural Elected School Board


Parents and community leaders from Kids First Chicago's Elected School Board Task Force (ESBTF) thank the Illinois General Assembly for its continued efforts to ensure equitable representation in Chicago’s future elected school board.

Insights from K1C's Citywide Poll on Chicago’s Transition to an Elected School Board


Results of a poll commissioned by Kids First Chicago (K1C) of 723 registered and eligible voters on Chicago’s forthcoming elected school board will be shared Thursday evening at a virtual Town Hall hosted by K1C and Mikva Challenge.

Parents Comment on Delay on Drawing Elected School Board Districts


After watching the districting process play out over the past few months, it's obvious what parents want – fair racial representation so the school board will look like and understand the students and the communities they live in.

CPS Parents Respond to Latest Proposal on Chicago Elected School Board District Map


We call upon the Senate Special Committee on the Chicago Elected Representative School Board and the House Working Group to return to the drawing board and amend these maps to better represent CPS’s students.

South & West Side CPS Parents Virtual Press Conference Monday 11:30 AM


A variety of parent perspectives on remote or in-person learning will be offered by CPS parents with children attending schools on Chicago’s South and West sides in a virtual press conference.

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