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Zavitkovsky, Paul – Center for Urban Education Leadership, 2022
After the passage of "No Child Left Behind," and especially after Obama-era Race to the Top initiatives, rising accountability for improved achievement and widespread dissatisfaction with the instructional value of statewide test reports led many school districts to purchase computer-adaptive "interim" testing systems. A common…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Outsourcing, Outcomes of Education, Equal Education
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Tozer, Steve; Walker, Lisa – Center for Urban Education Leadership, 2021
Student attendance problems have numerous causes and serious consequences for student learning outcomes. Chronic absence (CA) is a critical indicator of these problems. Chronic absence is especially relevant today given that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused more students to be chronically absent. However, chronic absence is not a new feature for…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Evidence Based Practice, Influences, Educational Research
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Cosner, Shelby; Whalen, Sam; Richard, Meagan; Hebert, Martha – Center for Urban Education Leadership, 2021
In their study of the educational ecosystems that surround schools, the authors recognized a growing global trend that has positioned "intermediary organizations," and particularly non-system intermediary organizations, or those not involved in the formal governmental education system, in an oversized ecosystem role. Through their direct…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Ecology, Systems Approach, Networks
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Walker, Lisa; Tozer, Steve – Center for Urban Education Leadership, 2021
The aim of this brief is to describe a key contributor to the persistent disparities found in student learning outcomes in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and to show how this knowledge can help identify specific sources of inequities in CPS, particularly for schools with predominantly Black student enrollments. The authors present a data-based…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Elementary Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Attendance
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Irby, Decoteau; Green, Terrance; Ishimaru, Ann M.; Clark, Shannon Paige; Han, Ahreum – Center for Urban Education Leadership, 2021
School districts across the United States continue to grapple with systemic educational inequities that are reinforced through anti-Blackness, white supremacy, and racist practices. The inequities keep high quality educational opportunities beyond the reach of our country's Black, Latinx, Indigenous, immigrant, and the many ethnically and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Administrators, Administrator Role
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Whalen, Samuel P. – Center for Urban Education Leadership, 2020
This case study explores the strategic plan of Janice Jackson, CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, along with the central office leadership team she assembled over a five-year period. In July 2015 Dr. Jackson was tapped by then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel to become Chief Education Officer (CEdO) in partnership with CEO Forrest Claypool, a veteran public…
Descriptors: Central Office Administrators, Educational Practices, Educational Administration, Leadership
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Whalen, Samuel P. – Center for Urban Education Leadership, 2020
This is the Executive Summary for the report, "Transforming Central Office Practices for Equity, Coherence, and Continuous Improvement: Chicago Public Schools under the Leadership of Dr. Janice K. Jackson." This case study explores the strategic plan of Janice Jackson, CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, along with the central office…
Descriptors: Central Office Administrators, Educational Practices, Educational Administration, Leadership