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Parents Speak Out on Elected School Board

This week, Chicago Unheard will host two parent conversations about the proposals to change how the Board of Education is selected. The Illinois State Senate is examining two bills: one would create a 21-member, fully-elected school board; the other would have 11 members, eight appointed by the mayor and three elected.

Today, our friends from Kids First Chicago will hold a Spanish-language discussion at 4 p.m. To see the Facebook Live and add your comments and questions, check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/chicagounheard/posts/2832524026987624

Tomorrow night at 5 p.m. a group of parents led by the Hispanic Community Collaborative will hold an English-language discussion. Watch the Chicago Unheard Facebook page for updates.

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Maureen Kelleher

Chicago Unheard blog manager Maureen Kelleher also serves as a senior writer and editor at brightbeam, a nonprofit network of education activists demanding a better education and brighter future for every child. Before joining the brightbeam team, she spent a decade as a reporter, blogger and policy analyst. Her work has been published across the education world, from Education Week to the Center for American Progress. A former high school English teacher, she is also the proud mom of a middle-schooler. Find her on Twitter at @KelleherMaureen.

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