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Following the Chicago Board of Education’s resolution to move away from public option schools, Stand for Children commissioned a poll asking voters to weigh in. 82% of voters believe CPS families should be able to choose the right public school for their student.

education funding

Education equity cannot be achieved without adequate funding, which is why Stand fights for equitable school funding for all students.

early literacy

It is a fundamental injustice that in the state of Illinois only 35% of 4th grade students are proficient or advanced readers.

youth justice

We stand with Illinois children and their families against the economic injustice of juvenile court fees and fines.

dual credit

Stand works to improve equitable access to advanced courses for students across the state.

teach kindness

Teach Kindness makes schools safer, more supportive learning environments by equipping educators to teach students the skills to be kind to themselves and others.

elect education champions

Stand supports candidates who are committed to fighting for education equity and racial justice to create a brighter future for us all.

The NewsSTAND: February 2024
The Occasional Publication for Persistent Education Friends il_2024_newsstand_feb_FINALDownload Download the crossword puzzle and its solution below! Crossword PuzzleDownload Crossword SolutionDownload
Stand for Children poll digs into opinions on public option schools
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          January 16, 2024                                                                             CONTACT: Mea Anderson | [email protected] 82% OF CHICAGO VOTERS AGREE: FAMILIES SHOULD BE ABLE TO CHOOSE THE PUBLIC SCHOOL OPTION THAT BEST MEETS THEIR CHILDREN’S NEEDS A New Stand …
Memo on the ISBE Literacy Plan
The Illinois State Board of Education has released its second draft of the comprehensive statewide literacy plan!  (Read it here) The Illinois Early Literacy Coalition conferred with lots of members and experts and developed this memo with feedback on the …