Get Special Education Training

Here are two flyers, one in English one in Spanish, to help you get training around Special Education for families that might have or know a student that would benefit.

Learn about your rights and resources! Share this flyer with those who need more information and support!

 

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P4T Attends press conference at CPS Board Building

Sal Briones and Carmen Rodriguez, parents of a students at Grissom Elementary School on the Southside of Chicago spoke at a press conference held before the CPS Board Meeting Feb. 27, 2019. Multiple parents from several other Chicago Public Schools came to speak out against the oversize classrooms, deteriorating infrastructure, and lack of action.

 

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Special Education: Know Your Rights (PowerPoint)

Click here for a Power Point detailing your Special Education Rights at Chicago Public Schools!

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Analysis of CPS Class Size 2018-2019

Click this report to see comparison of class sizes among several schools in the CPS system.

 

P4T analyzed class size data for the 2018-2019 school year provided to us by CPS. We compared the 2018 class sizes for each class in CPS to the guidelines in the Chicago Teacher Union/CPS collective bargaining agreement to see how the guidelines are and aren't being met. 

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Enough of the blame game

P4T is joining with community groups and the CTU to push the mayor to tap city revenues to keep schools open through June. Read the testimony of P4T parent Catherine Henchek. 

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SPED Parent tips (Spanish)

Haga clic aquí para ver el folleto: Consejo para Padres

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SPED Parent tips (English)

Click here to view the flyer: Special Ed Parent Tips

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Advocates: CPS, ISBE still failing to ensure special ed kids getting services

By Lauren FitzPatrick - November 12, 2018

Chicago Public Schools officials still aren’t providing all special education students with the services they need and are entitled to — and the state monitor tasked six months ago with overseeing CPS isn’t doing enough either, disabilities rights advocates said Monday.

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Chicago special education reform has been slow and underresourced, advocates say

By Adeshina Emmanuel - November 12, 2018

Despite the state taking over Chicago schools’ troubled program for special-needs students, both education services and communication with parents remain woefully lacking, advocates for families alleged Monday.

The groups, including Equip for Equality, Parents 4 Teachers, Access Living and Raise Your Hand, released a survey of 800 parents and teachers that indicated that the Illinois State Board of Education’s reforms have fallen far short of its promises, six months after a state probe found Chicago schools violated students’ rights by routinely delaying and denying services, such as  speech and occupational therapy, busing, and classroom aides.

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Vote YES on an Elected School Board for Chicago--HB 1774

HB 1774 would give Chicago taxpayers the same right to elect their school board that residents in every other Illinois city and 98 percent of cities nationwide have. Read our fact sheet on the bill and then contact your state legislators about it. 

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