CPS attending community meeting to discussing making change at neighborhood schools
I can’t make this event, but I thought it was worth posting because of the CPS presence there. It sounds like it could be highly interesting and informative. It is somewhat specific to this area of the city, but I think could still be worthwhile if you don’t live there:
Come join residents of the North River Commission for this FREE event as we work to “transform neighborhood schools into the centers of our communities.”
The North River Commission and North Park University welcomes Jennifer Cheatham, CPS Chief Instruction Officer, Adam Anderson, Chief of Staff of the CPS Office of Portfolio, and Theodore Zervas, North Park University Education Professor to address policy changes affecting Chicago Public Schools, including: (1) longer school days and curriculum decisions, (2) family and community engagement strategies, (3) high school admissions and the CPS Tier System, and (4) the future of the CPS Office of Portfolio in Albany Park, North Park, and Irving Park.
• WHO: North Park University, CPS School Officials and the Community
• WHAT: Chicago Public School Informational Meeting and Panel Discussion
• WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 7:00PM Central Standard Time
• WHERE: North Park University’s Anderson Chapel – 3225 W. Foster Avenue
• WHY: Inform parents/residents of the upcoming changes to the structure of CPS.
From 7:00PM – 9:00PM CST on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 the North River Commission and North Park University will partner with Chicago Public Schools and provide a unique opportunity for parents and residents to learn, plan and take action with respect to determining the look and feel of next school year.
According to Julie Putterman, VP of Education at the North River Commission: “The purpose of this meeting is to inform our constituents of the new policy changes that are taking place within the CPS structure so that residents understand the new possibilities that exist for regular neighborhoods to help improve their schools. The entire evening’s dialogue will allow this event to serve as a primer for NRC’s May ‘Education Visioning Session’ when local residents will re-gather to strategize and prioritize an agenda for the North River Commission to pursue in its efforts to transform neighborhood schools into the center of their communities.”
Questions from the neighborhood will be forwarded to members of the panel discussion prior to the start of the discussion. These questions will serve as the product of a month-long canvassing campaign that is currently underway and led by the North River Commission, surveying local civic associations, neighborhood groups, and hundreds of parents as flyers for this event are being distributed to the community.
“The North River Commission, Chicago Public Schools and North Park University expect this to be a fantastic event. It is going to give parents key information that they need in order to make good decisions concerning their child’s education in this time of transition at CPS,” Perry Gunn, North River Commission Executive Director.
*** IF YOU WANT SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ANSWERED, email Pete Kalenik at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (773) 478-0202 ext. 111, with your thoughts, ideas, and concerns ***
For an understanding of North River Commission’s current Education priorities, please click on the following link: http://northrivercommission.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=79&Itemid=79
* Thank you to North Park University for hosing this event.
* Thank you to Albany Bank & Trust Company N.A. for sponsoring this event
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