East Aurora schools may reverse transgender student policy following criticism
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East Aurora schools may reverse transgender student policy following criticism

The East Aurora school board quickly and unanimously voted to approve a policy concerning protective measures for transgender and gender nonconforming students Monday, but that policy may be rescinded by the board after a deluge of criticism from around the state flooded into the district. The new policy, approved without discussion by the board, presents … Continue reading

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Rally to Restore Chicago’s Education System

School buses unloaded parents, students and community organizers last Monday afternoon outside CPS headquarters holding signs and megaphones demanding CPS to stop the reform of 17 schools that will be turned around, closed, or phased-out. Kenwood-Oakland community activist, Jitu Brown, organized 30-to-40 people in front of the building where his message was clearly heard by two CPS … Continue reading

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Legislation on School Closings

Parents, teachers and supporters of a state bill to postpone school closings in Chicago gathered in Springfield on Feb. 28 for Public Schools Action Tuesday for the State Senate Education Committee Hearing. Illinois State Rep. Cynthia Soto (D-Chicago) first sponsored the legislation in the House, which was then sponsored in the State Senate by Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago). The Senate Education … Continue reading

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Board of Education Approved all School Closings and Turnarounds Amid Public Criticism

The Chicago Board of Education unanimously voted Wednesday, Feb. 22, to close 17 Chicago Public Schools following hours of emotional testimony urging the board to do otherwise. The board views the decision as an opportunity to help 7,500 students in the low-performing schools. The board’s decision came just hours after an emotionally charged public hearing where the 70 … Continue reading