Thursday, September 29, 2016

Next HPKCAC meeting to be held on Wednesday, October 26 at Dyett

The next meeting of the HPKCAC will take place on Wednesday, October 26, at 6pm at Dyett High School (555 E. 51st Street). Parking is available behind the school and you can enter from the back of the building.

On the agenda:
Discussion of funding of Special Ed
Meet the new network chief
Further discussion of adopt-a-school

All are welcome!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Short film and discussion about charter schools on Saturday, September 24

Charter Schools - For Better or Worse?
A film screening and discussion with The School Project 

Join us for an encore screening of the 5th episode of The School Project — a documentary series on public education in Chicago: UnChartered Territory. This 10-minute film examines issues such as the growing trend toward privatization of public schools, the idea of ‘choice’ and how it affects the system, and the role of innovation in charter schools. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with community leaders, educators, and education experts.

UnChartered Territory
When: Saturday, September 24th
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Discussion moderated by WBEZ Education Reporter Sarah Karp includes Mary Pattillo, Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University, and Beatriz Ponce de Leon, Executive Director of Generation All.
Where: The Harold Washington Library -- Video Room
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Event is free and open to the public; RSVP required
Please arrive early to ensure entry 

To RSVP, click here.

4th Ward Aldermanic Candidates' Forum at 6pm on September 22

There is a special election for 4th ward alderman coming up on February 28, 2017.

Come out to hear what prospective candidates have to say on issues that matter to you.

4th Ward Aldermanic Candidates' Forum
Thursday, September 22, 2016
6:00 pm
Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church
600 E. 35th Street

Sponsored by People United for Action
Call 773 231 3282 for more information

Friday, September 9, 2016

HPKCAC to meet on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Kenwood HS at 6pm

The Hyde Park/Kenwood CAC will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, September 28, at 6pm at Kenwood High School in the King Room.

Unfortunately the CPS representative who was going to talk about the new funding formula for special education is unable to attend the meeting, so we have bumped that discussion to our next meeting on October 26. Items on tonight's agenda include meeting the new network chief, school updates, and a discussion of how we could connect various community organizations with each of our neighborhood schools ("adopt-a-school").

Everyone is welcome!