Chicago’s Top Educator Moves Boldly

Janice Jackson, Chicago Public Schools’ new chief education officer, spent 10 years heading the successful Al Raby School for Community and Environment and George Westinghouse College Prep. Now she’s using that experience to improve principal retention, streamline the enrollment process, and create a better learning experience for each and every student. – Read More »
Socioeconomic Diversity for Selective Enrollment

At Chicago’s selective enrollment Lindblom High School, neighborhood students are woefully under-represented. Strategies to attract elementary students and their parents are paying off in changing perceptions about selective enrollment attendance. – Read More »
Creating College Culture in Urban High Schools

As principal at Chicago’s George Washington High School, Kevin Gallick is building a college-going hub by transforming community expectations about education and careers after high school. – Read More »
Ending Poverty’s College Barriers

Bowen High School alumnus Darryl Warr was shot twice on the streets of Chicago’s south side. Some might say he’s an unlikely candidate to go to college. Nia Abdullah disagrees. – Read More »
Filling the Void of a Closed School

When CPS’ Yale School closed, Harvard School principal Aisha McCarthy was charged with combining two distinct neighborhood schools into one. – Read More »
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