What’s new this spring with PARCC, opt out and ESSA? And what can parents, teachers and students do to advocate for education that’s not distorted by high-stakes standardized testing?
Community conversations on testing are happening in March around the city and suburbs. Full, updated schedule below.
For more info or if you’d like to help host one of these conversations in your own neck of the woods, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rogers Park: Mon March 28th 7pm, St. James Presbyterian Church, 6554 N Rockwell, Chicago
Portage Park/Belmont-Cragin: Sat March 26th 11am, Portage-Cragin Library, 5108 W Belmont Ave, Chicago
VENUE CHANGE: North Center: Wed March 23rd 6:30pm,
Lane Tech, Rm 113, 2501 W Addison St, Chicago Village Tap, 2055 W Roscoe St, Chicago
Bridgeport: Tue March 22nd 6pm, Daley Library, 3400 S Halsted, Chicago
Oak Park: Mon March 21st 7pm (with More Than A Score – Oak Park)
Avondale: Sat March 19th 10:30am, Brands Park, 3259 N Elston Ave, Chicago
Beverly: Wed March 16th 7pm, 19th Ward Office, 10400 S Western Ave, Chicago
Hyde Park: Mon March 14th 5:30pm, Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago
Humboldt Park: Mon March 14th 9am, 3711 W Chicago Ave, Chicago (with Blocks Together)
East Side: Thur March 10th 3:30pm, 9912 S Avenue H, Chicago
Lake View: Wed March 9th, 9am, Blaine Elementary, 1420 W Grace St, Chicago (with Blaine PTA)
Skokie: Wed March 2nd 1pm, 8883 Gross Point Rd, Skokie (with Skokie Organization of Retired Educators)
Logan Square: Tue March 1st 6:30pm, Kimball Arts Center, 1757 N Kimball, Chicago