RYH Action testifies about student data privacy at Commision on Evidence-Based Policy

The federal Commission on Evidence-based Policy held its Midwest Hearing in Chicago on January 5, 2016. Raise Your Hand Action's co-executive director Cassie Creswell testified at the hearing on behalf of Raise Your Hand Action and the national group Parent Coalition for Student Privacy.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

It's a wonderful time of the year...to contact your elected officials

At this darkest time of year with a gloomy political climate to match, your legislators and governor will appreciate hearing from the people closest to their own heart/political fate—their constituents! 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Action alert: let's get the elected school board bill passed

The next few days are crucial to the effort of getting a fully elected, representative school board for Chicago Public Schools. Can you help us make democratic governance a reality for CPS? 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Victory: Plans for Obama Prep shelved indefinitely

On Wednesday October 12th, we were thrilled to hear that plans to build a new selective enrollment high school, the project known as Obama Prep, were postponed indefinitely. This frees up $60 million in tax increment financing funds---$30 million of which can go back to CPS as part of a TIF surplus. 

Read more
1 reaction Share

Announcing Raise Your Hand Action

We are thrilled to announce a new organization, Raise Your Hand Action, and a new way to get involved in public education advocacy.

Read more
Add your reaction Share