Chicago Public Schools

Calculating Success: Understanding Data in Chicago’s Charter Schools

Charter schools have become a dominant fixture in the city of Chicago and across the United States. Nationwide, enrollment in...

The Impact of Chicago’s Excellence in Teaching Project on Student Performance

After the first year of school, Steinberg and Sartain find that the Excellence in Teaching Project has an impact of 0.10 standard deviations on students' reading scores.

Better School Outcomes Aren’t Free

A new analysis demonstrates that funding increases make a huge difference in schooling outcomes, especially for students from low-income families.

Budget Cuts Loom as CPS Fail to Pass a Balanced Budget

CPS passed a budget with a $500 million gap that gambles on Springfield covering the rest. With over 85 percent of CPS students qualifying for free or reduced price lunches, the last thing city and school officials want to do is take away supportive services.

Who’s in Charge? The Impact of Greater Principal Autonomy on Student Test Scores

In a recent article published in Education Finance and Policy, Matthew P. Steinberg examines the impact of greater principal autonomy on student test scores in Chicago.

Neighborhood Effects: The Influence on School Closures and Openings

New study finds that closing urban public schools can lead to educational alternatives that increase segregation.

Policy Radio | Tim King on the Goals, Challenges, and Successes of Charter Schools

This week, Kristyn Bretz speaks with Urban Prep Academies CEO Tim King about the mission of charter schools, the unique challenges of supporting African-American male students, and how the experiences of charter schools can inform the public school system.

Consequences of Juvenile Arrests on Education: How Law and Educational Policies Hurt More than Help

Adolescents who are arrested are more likely to drop out of high school and to fail to enroll in a four-year college.

Using Small Groups and Sports to Reduce Youth Violence in Chicago

Can social and cognitive skills developed through in-school and after-school programming help reduce violence?

What’s Cooking? Effects of a School Breakfast Program on Student Achievement

Your parents said it was the most important meal of the day, but does providing breakfast in the classroom have measurable effects on academic achievement?

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