When Karin Chenoweth began a five-year stint as a columnist at The Washington Post in 1999, she soon became one of the best education writers I had ever read. She has gotten better since. Her latest book takes us to the heart of student achievement, and why we so rarely give our most disadvantaged students what they need.
In a glossy YouTube unveiling on Thursday, Chicago Public Schools offered a preview of its new, centralized $135 million curriculum called Skyline.
The district launched the curriculum project in 2019 and developed the curriculum bank with four publishers; a group of 300 district teachers customized it...
Jon is a third-year public policy major at the University of Chicago. Before joining the UChicago Consortium as a general Research Assistant, he worked as an intern for the CPS Office of Equity where he aided in the project management of new district initiatives and analyzed and visualized data to inform various equity endeavors.
Concerned that the state’s existing standardized test won’t adequately capture pandemic losses and eager to streamline the number of tests that students take, Illinois wants to sign a new contract for a state test before the previous assessment contract is up.
Now a vote to make that change has been delayed, putting the state school board’s plans on pause and raising questions about how to catch pandemic-related learning loss...
- For most student groups, the pre-k policy changes were related to more favorable early elementary math test scores and academic grades.
- For Black students and students in the lowest-income group, the pre-k policy changes were also associated with higher reading test scores in second grade.
- Across all student groups, improved second grade outcomes were r
In her second semester at a predominantly white institution, Robyn Smith decided to transfer to a historically Black school.
A tuition increase prompted Arthur Wells to switch from a four-year university to a two-year college...
How has COVID-19 affected college enrollment, and what makes a student successful on the path to a degree?
Two recently published reports by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research and the To&Through Project get at these questions, providing insights researchers hope can improve college outcomes, particularly among Chicago Public Schools alumni...