While some people are busy trying to slow down the closings of existing schools, others of you -- parents looking for better schools and teachers looking for (better?) jobs -- are wondering what their options are.
As you can see from the map to the left, there are lots of new and/or charter schools out there. And the charter and Ren10 folks are putting on an expo -- their second, apparently -- to feed the desire for more information:
Learn more at: www.parentsforschoolchoice.org
Read all about it in the presser below.
Too bad this event is entirely uncoordinated with the Options program, which governs magnet, theme, and selective schools. Applications for those established and extremely popular schools were due before Xmas, as I recall. Why not coordinate the schedules and applications so that everyone can apply to schools at the same time? Then CPS would really have choice.
Invited to Learn about & Apply for the
Renaissance 2010 and Charter Public Schools
at the 2ndAnnual New Schools EXPO
guests can meet leaders of 75+ campuses, begin school applications on-site, and
attend educational workshops. Free admission & parking at Soldier Field
Who: Chicago Public Schools and Parents for Schools Choice
What: 2nd Annual New Schools EXPO
When: Saturday, January 31, 2009
10:00am – 3:00pm
Where: Soldier Field, 1410 South Museum Campus Drive, Gate 6
Details: - Free admission & free parking in the South
- Free shuttle bus running between the Roosevelt
el stop and the EXPO
Chicago, IL – Parents looking for a
new Chicago public school for their children are invited to attend the second annualNEW SCHOOLS EXPO, presented by Parents for School Choice and
the Chicago Public Schools, on Saturday,
January 31, 2009 indoors at Soldier Field, United Club Level 1.
EXPO will showcase more than 75 campuses of new schools created through
Renaissance 2010 as well as pre-existing charter schools. These schools
include elementary and high schools across the city as well as schools that are
approved to open in 2009 and 2010. Many of these schools offer innovative
approaches to learning that could include: a longer school day, longer school
year, smaller classes, special themes and access to technology, internships or
are many exciting, new, innovative public schools that offer Chicago families
choice and give them the chance for a high quality education,” said Kim
Davis-Ambrose, a parent of a sophomore at one of the new high schools and a
member of Parents for School Choice, the event organizer. “The EXPO
offers community members the opportunity to learn about these schools and
to the EXPO will have the chance to “one-stop-shop” by starting
applications and meeting with new school leaders at a single, central
location. They will be able to attend workshops on a variety of topics,
including: evaluating school quality, special education at new schools, the
different types of Renaissance 2010 schools, and tips from new school parents.
the number of these new schools citywide growing each year, it’s time for
community members to come together to learn more about the quality new school
options in their neighborhood and how they can secure a great education for
their child,” said Davis-Ambrose.
to the EXPO is free. There is free indoor parking. If you are taking the CTA
train, there will be a free trolley service transporting guests between the
Roosevelt red line station and the stadium. The event takes place in Soldier
Field United Club Level 1, which will be fully heated.
more information about the EXPO, the city’s new public school options or
Parents for School Choice, call 1-888-7-MYCHOICE or go online to www.parentsforschoolchoice.org
for School Choice (PFSC) is a coalition of parents and community
members who believe children deserve a quality education in a safe
environment. PFSC members work to inform Chicago families that they have
a choice of where to send their children to public school and encourage parents
to take an active role in their children’s education.
Don’t miss the 2ndAnnual NEW SCHOOLS EXPO!
Come and apply for Chicago’s newest
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