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This summary is derived from a book titled Organizing Schools for Improvement. This book is a synthesis of longitudinal research conducted by the Chicago Consortium for School Research (CCSR) and is considered its seminal publication. CCSR has been studying school reform in Chicago for more than 2 decades under a partnership between the University of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools. The results reported in this book reflect data from school surveys conducted in several hundred Chicago schools over a period of seven years. Their results show that schools that in schools where parental engagement was consistently weak (as measured by parent engagement surveys administered over multiple years), not a single school was able to deliver improved student performance in mathematics. In schools where gaps in parental engagement coincided with student reports of weak academic support, there was no improvement in either reading or math and schools were likely to stagnate in terms of students’ academic performance...