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Gordon, Molly F.; de la Torre, Marisa; Cowhy, Jennifer R.; Moore, Paul T.; Sartain, Lauren; Knight, David – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
Across the country, urban school districts are opting to close under-enrolled schools as a way to consolidate resources. Motivated by a reported $1 billion deficit and declining enrollments in depopulating neighborhoods, the Chicago Board of Education voted in May 2013 to close 49 elementary schools and one high school program located in an…
Descriptors: School Closing, Outcomes of Education, Public Schools, Urban Schools
Yeado, Joe; Grace, Julie; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our 31st annual report analyzing data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts finds that while 68 of the 92 school districts are exceeding or significantly exceeding expectations on our new state report cards, there are large achievement gaps across the region on state assessments for low-income students and students of color. Key…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Demography, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance
Chapman, Anne; Keyes, Maddie; Schmidt, Jeff – Public Policy Forum, 2017
Our 32nd annual report analyzing data from southeast Wisconsin's public school districts finds progress on some college readiness indicators and largely positive showings on district report cards. Those results are offset, however, by discouraging results on standardized tests and continued substantial achievement gaps between students of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Demography, Academic Achievement, Educational Finance