For Nicole Spicer at Chicago’s Bronzeville Classical, news that the district’s CEO, Janice Jackson, plans to step down stirred anxious questions: Could the city enlist a leader with the experience, education chops and mettle to replace her? What would it take to draw that kind of leader to the traditionally high-pressure job at an especially high-pressure moment?
This study examines the challenges and innovations in school and family communication that took place during remote learning and COVID-19. By conducting virtual focus groups with caregivers and educators, we explore the key dimensions of communication that facilitate deepened partnership development.
COVID-19 has had a disproportionate public health impact on Black and Brown communities across the United States, creating immediate and long-term challenges for the urban public schools who serve these communities, according to leading UChicago education experts.
There were some tough days for Alanna Barber’s kids in remote learning the past year.
Barber’s third-grade son, Sean, lost patience at times. She had to juggle Sean’s classes with her kindergartner’s first year in school. Barber ended up leaving her job as a school cafeteria manager in another district to stay home with her children...
After a year of massive disruption, there’s a growing push in Chicago and beyond to reinvent summer school in a bid to get a head start on bouncing back from the pandemic.
But last year’s summer experience here is something of a cautionary tale: Fewer than a quarter of the students the district flagged for summer school completed it...
In a relatively normal year, spring is a complicated time for CPS seniors, many of whom depend on their counselors, teachers, and other adults for support with financial aid packages and complex college decisions. In conversations with peers and adults, they grapple with how different post-secondary choices will affect their identities, relationships, and future.
Some Illinois campuses are retaining more Chicago students — but data show declines at community colleges
Slightly fewer Chicago students enrolled in four-year colleges and universities last fall despite the pandemic’s pressures — but two-year institutions saw a troubling dip in both new arrivals and in students returning for their second year on campus.
William Delgado is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Chicago and an Affiliated Researcher at the UChicago Consortium. He is currently working on the REACH project to examine teacher quality. He also studies human decision-making, with a focus on parents. His overarching goal is to understand and address inequality in opportunities and to foster human potential. His fields of interests include labor economics, economics of education, and behavioral economics.
- CPS graduates from the class of 2020 were about as likely to enroll in a four-year college as previous cohorts: 41.8 percent in 2019 vs. 40.8 percent in 2020.
- CPS graduates from the class of 2019 were slightly more likely than previous cohorts to remain in four-year colleges between spring and fall 2020: 81.5 percent in 2019 vs. 84.1 percent in 2020.
- CPS graduates from the class of 2020 were less likely to enroll in a two-year college: 20.0 percent in 2019 vs.