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Nagaoka, Jenny; Seeskin, Alex – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
In the United States, a student's educational attainment is associated with nearly every social outcome we care about: income, employment, life-expectancy, and more. For this reason, it is important to understand how students in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) perform on key milestones of educational attainment, including high school graduation,…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Public Schools, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Olsen, Linda S. – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
This brief examines absences in September and students' attendance over the rest of the year. Attendance should be addressed before it becomes problematic. Chronic absenteeism, missing more than 20 days of a school year, is an early indicator of disengagement. High absence rates have negative consequences not only for individual students, but also…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students, Intervention
Levenstein, Rachel; Sporte, Sue; Allensworth, Elaine – University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2011
In late 2010, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) initiated a new safety program called the "Culture of Calm" initiative (CoC). Since 2010, CPS has focused resources on schools in order to improve school climate--particularly school safety. These resources were used, to a large extent, to hire vendors that provided services to teachers and…
Descriptors: School Safety, Educational Environment, High Schools, Principals