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Ewing, Eve L. – American Educator, 2019
This article chronicles a community coalition's efforts to revitalize a "failing" school, the Walter H. Dyett High School in Chicago. It tells the story of one group of people fighting to keep a school open and, moreover, to see it reflect their vision for their community and their children's education. We see that this community's…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, High Schools, Activism, Social Justice
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Morales-Doyle, Daniel; Gutstein, Eric – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
This article analyzes the role of STEM initiatives designed by city and corporate elites in a large urban district and outlines an alternative, grassroots vision for (STEM) education and city schools. Within a neoliberal context of gentrification, displacement, disinvestment, and privatization, STEM schools have become strategic components of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, STEM Education, Social Systems, Urban Schools
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Davis, Matthew; Heller, Blake – Education Finance and Policy, 2019
Although it is well known that certain charter schools dramatically increase students' standardized test scores, there is considerably less evidence that these human capital gains persist into adulthood. To address this matter, we match three years of lottery data from a high-performing charter high school to administrative college enrollment…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, Urban Schools, Enrollment
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De Voto, Craig; Wronowski, Meredith L. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
This study investigated the efficacy of race-neutral student assignment policies following the 2007 Supreme Court decision in "Parents Involved". Highlighting one urban school district--Chicago Public Schools--we examined differences in racial composition at their elite, "selective enrollment" high schools before and after…
Descriptors: School Resegregation, Public Schools, Court Litigation, Urban Schools
Ronfeldt, Matthew; Matsko, Kavita Kapadia; Greene Nolan, Hillary; Reininger, Michelle – Stanford Center for Education Policy Analysis, 2018
This study follows 305 preservice teachers (PSTs) who student taught in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in 2014-15 and were subsequently hired in CPS in 2015-16. Drawing on surveys of PSTs and their cooperating teachers (CTs) and CPS administrative data, we linked features of their preservice teacher education to three outcome measures for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Barrow, Lisa; Sartain, Lauren; de la Torre, Marisa – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
In the 2015-16 school year, 75 percent of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) ninth-graders opted out of their assigned high school. These students could choose from more than 300 programs at 138 public high schools. Selective enrollment high schools (SEHSs) were among the most high-profile and most sought-out options. SEHSs aim to provide high-achieving…
Descriptors: School Choice, Selective Admission, Public Schools, High Schools
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Laufer, Matt; Butler-Vanderlinden, Emma; Carlin, Lindsay; Saker, Sophia; Taylor, Molly – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
The article documents the process by which four independent high school students from the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago and the faculty adviser of their school newspaper, "The Weekly" (a monthly), produced a daylong journalism symposium designed to promote and explore democratic education, student leadership, and professional…
Descriptors: High Schools, Journalism, Journalism Education, School Newspapers
Moeller, Eliza; Seeskin, Alex; Nagaoka, Jenny – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
The UChicago Consortium, Network for College Success, and the To&Through Project's new paper, "Practice-Driven Data: Lessons from Chicago's Approach to Research, Data, and Practice in Education," shares key lessons learned from Chicago's approach to using data to foster ongoing improvement in students' educational attainment. This…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Improvement
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Sebastian, James; Huang, Haigen; Allensworth, Elaine – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
Research on school leadership suggests that both principal and teacher leadership are important for school improvement. However, few studies have studied the interaction of principal and teacher leadership as separate but linked systems in how they relate to student outcomes. In this study, we examine how leadership pathways are related in the…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Leadership, High Schools, Comparative Analysis
Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul T. – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2017
This study is the first in-depth look at Chicago's charter schools by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UChicago Consortium). The authors examined four key dimensions of charter high schools in Chicago Public Schools (CPS): (1) school organization and policies; (2) incoming skills and characteristics of charter high school…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, School Policy, School Organization
Cowhy, Jennifer R.; de la Torre, Marisa – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2017
The Success Project was a multi-year effort that aimed to better prepare middle grade students for the transition to and success in high school and beyond. Underlying this initiative was a belief that many urban public middle grades students in the United States enter high school without sufficient social supports and academic skills to succeed in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Transitional Programs, School Readiness, Urban Schools
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Moore, Paul T.; Sartain, Lauren; de la Torre, Marisa – Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 2017
Policymakers are implementing reforms with the assumption that students do better when attending high-achieving schools. In this article, we use longitudinal data from Chicago Public Schools to test that assumption. We find that the effects of attending a higher performing school depend on the school's performance level. At elite public schools…
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Academic Achievement, High Achievement, High Schools
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Ayscue, Jennifer B. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2016
Over the last several decades, suburban schools have become increasingly more diverse and now must respond to racial change, so that they can successfully educate an increasingly more diverse and multiracial student body. This article analyzes interview responses of administrators, teachers, and staff at 19 schools in six diversifying suburban…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, School Districts, Student Diversity, Racial Composition
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Gutstein, Eric – Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, 2016
This article provides an example of, and lessons from, teaching and learning critical mathematics in a Chicago public neighborhood high school with a social justice focus. It is based on a qualitative study of my untracked, 12th-grade mathematics class, a full-year enactment of mathematics for social and racial justice. Students were Black and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Urban Schools, High Schools, Social Justice
Owens, Devean R.; Welton, Anjalé D. – Office of Community College Research and Leadership, 2016
In this brief, Owens and Welton provide an introductory overview of career and technical education (CTE) programs in both Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC). They report that the State of Illinois, and the City of Chicago in particular, have some of the highest unemployment rates in the country for youth ages 16 to…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Public Schools, Colleges, Unemployment
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