Accountability, EARN the People's Vote, Student Assignment, Uncategorized

Timeline of Recent Events

The public has been denied the opportunity to speak at JCPS board meetings since COVID forced all public meetings to be held virtually in March. On July 16, Gay Adelmann and Tyra Walker met with Dr. Pollio over Zoom, to make him aware that a handful of powerful players were continuing to derail grassroots groups'… Continue reading Timeline of Recent Events

Accountability, EARN the People's Vote, Teachable Moment

Daquan’s First Weapons Charge

A true story about microaggressions, racism and feeding the pipeline to prison in JCPS. "Dear JCPS, Before I start to disclose the contents of the topic of this letter, I want to state that everything in this letter is a FACT!  Not some hypothetical situation.  Not some situation that happened somewhere else in America (although… Continue reading Daquan’s First Weapons Charge

Accountability, EARN the People's Vote, Student Assignment, Teachable Moment

Dear JCPS Severs Ties with AROS

When efforts to reconcile differences over support of West End and Black families continued to break down, Dear JCPS was left with no other option than to withdraw from the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, Louisville. Full story. "Instead, Dear JCPS is honored to be working with the Kentucky Alliance Education Committee on their revival… Continue reading Dear JCPS Severs Ties with AROS

EARN the People's Vote

JCPS Education Advocates Hold Virtual Teacher Forums

BY ASHLEIGH MILLS (SPECTRUM NEWS) KENTUCKY PUBLISHED 11:00 PM ET AUG. 10, 2020 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Education advocacy groups in Jefferson County are meeting behind the scenes with teachers to gather input while crafting a growing list of safety demands for Jefferson County Schools.  On Monday, Dear JCPS, Save Our Schools, and other advocates participated in a… Continue reading JCPS Education Advocates Hold Virtual Teacher Forums

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3 Things You Can Do Today

https://youtu.be/l5T0PPqJ_aU   After watching this week's episode of Save Our Schools with Dear JCPS... Complete the survey to let district leaders know your thoughts on safely returning to in-person school. Sign the pledge to stand with JCPS Grassroots Organizations as they stand up for our most vulnerable students. Join KEU to stay up-to-date with the… Continue reading 3 Things You Can Do Today

Accountability, Behavior/Discipline, District Boundaries, Privatization of Public Education, Standardized Testing, Student Assignment, Teacher Shortage, Vision: 2020

Educational Justice With “E’s”

This is a DRAFT of our legislative priorities for 2020. We want your input! Please help us rank them and provide examples of each of the categories listed below. Suggested edits and additions also welcome. ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL JUSTICE in JCPS “with E’S” FROM OUR JCPS BOARD MEMBERS & SUPERINTENDENT, we demand: EVIDENCE-BASED education practices Realistic… Continue reading Educational Justice With “E’s”

Accountability, Uncategorized

Big Win for the Little Guys!

Louisville Judge sides with Dear JCPS co-founder. Orders JCPS to release PTAs' financial records to the public. "In these challenging times, as educators and decision makers explore the glaring inequities in our district and seek ways to resolve them, Dear JCPS wants to make sure every student has an advocate in their corner -- especially… Continue reading Big Win for the Little Guys!

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The Board’s Role in Oversight of External Organizations

https://youtu.be/KI7n3d70XkM Dear JCPS, I understand JCPS legal counsel has issued a “hands off” directive regarding oversight of external organizations. And hand’s off is fine as long as principals and administrators are told the same thing.  But they’re not, and that’s problematic. I understand that we are under intense scrutiny from the state. Criticism from the audit… Continue reading The Board’s Role in Oversight of External Organizations

Accountability

Why I Decided to “Run From the Floor” for the District-wide PTA Board

And Why We Are Asking Members of the JCPS Board of Education for Their Help Click on the image to sign the petition. Dear JCPS, Thank you for your time! My name is XXXXXX XXXXXXXX. I am a parent of students that attend XXXXXXX and XXXXXXX Middle. I am writing this letter to make you… Continue reading Why I Decided to “Run From the Floor” for the District-wide PTA Board

Accountability, EARN the People's Vote, Police Free Schools

We Support Philly Students’ Demands!

Imagine a world where ALL children feel safe in their schools and not fearful of becoming the next victim of racial profiling or police brutality. Help us get the message to those who have the power to correct the injustices that our BIPOC students across this nation face every day. Philadelphia Student Union Representatives write:… Continue reading We Support Philly Students’ Demands!