CPS

Less Qualified and Less Diverse: Race-Neutral Affirmative Action Hurts Chicago’s Exam Schools

Selective admissions high schools, or exam schools, have long been at the center of education policy debates due to their struggles...

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.

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.

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.

Chartering A Course: Reflections on the Charter School Movement

A founder and charter school expert discusses the movement's challenges and next steps

To Divert or Not To Divert: The Impact of TIFs on Chicago Public Schools

TIFs don't exactly steal money from Chicago schools. But schools would probably have more money without them.