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Elections will be held in April to fill positions on the council for every Chicago public school. As the sole authority for selecting and evaluating the school principal, approving an annual school improvement plan and helping develop and approve the school budget, Local School Councils are VERY important and powerful organizations; yet there is a critical lack of awareness of the LSC’s.

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The Chicago Public School System pays an estimated $300 to $700 million per year to support charter schools, yet CPS receives no additional revenue to support them. The expansion of charter schools stretches CPS’ meager budget for traditional schools, making them a factor in the on-going CPS fiscal woes.

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Addressing the persistent problem of teacher vacancies in Illinois, Chicago and the rest of the country, Evening Education Committee Chair Clare McGuire reports on efforts to address the issue and a factor that may be overlooked: school culture.

Goodman Theatre presents Roe
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The Goodman Theatre offers League members and friends discount tickets to their latest production, Roe, a play that illuminates the complexities of the landmark Supreme Court decision.

Anne Jamieson
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Anne Jamieson came to recognize the importance of voting and voting rights early on. One of her first memories, she recalls, “was when my mother took me to vote with her and on the way back home told me stories about the suffragists.”

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