Thursday, October 27, 2016

3-year vision for CPS: attend a community meeting and provide feedback

Chief Education Officer Dr. Janice Jackson is presenting a 3-year vision for CPS to community groups around Chicago.

The schedule for upcoming presentations is:

11/1/2016 at 6pm at Westinghouse HS (3223 W. Franklin)

11/2/2016 at 6pm at Gwendolyn Brooks HS (250 E. 111st Street)

11/15/2016 at 6pm at Beaubein ES (5025 N. Laramie)

11/16/2016 at 6pm at Juarez HS (1450 W. Cermak)

11/17/2016 at 6pm at Curie HS (4959 S. Archer)

11/21/2016 at 6pm at Lindblom HS (6130 S. Wolcott)

Click here for the handout.

Next HPKCAC meeting to take place on Wednesday, November 30 at Dyett HS

The next HPKCAC meeting will take place at 6pm on Wednesday, November 30 at Dyett High School (555 E. 51st Street). There is parking in the back of the school; please enter via the back of the school.

On the agenda:
-- discussion of the changing landscape for CACs
-- adopt-a-school
-- presentation by Shaz Rasul about the UofC's Neighborhood Schools Program

Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Special Ed Forum on Tuesday, October 25

Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education is presenting a Public Forum on Special Education in CPS this coming Tuesday, 10/25 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Union Park - 1501 W. Randolph St.

This will be a good opportunity to learn about how to navigate the Special Ed process and be an effective advocate for special needs children.

To see the flyer, click here.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Free and low-cost one-on-one tutoring by University of Chicago students is available

The Neighborhood Schools Program's Maroon Tutor Match is offering one-on-one tutoring for $12/hour as well as community tutoring, which is free.

For the one-on-one tutoring, University of Chicago student tutors are matched with students according to their areas of expertise. Parents arrange a time and place to meet with the tutor, or they can also set up on-line sessions. Thanks to the support of sponsors, Maroon Match Tutors can offer this service for $12/hour. The first two hours are free.
To arrange for tutoring, please go to

Free tutoring is available on a first come-first served basis at University Church at 5655 S. University Avenue. Maroon Match Tutors will be available from 4-6pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the University Church's library (next to Fabiana's Cafe). Students will be able to receive one hour of tutoring each day.

For the flyer, click here.