Lessons from Chicago
Strong curricula, better professional development for teachers, and shared leadership between parent councils, principals, and teachers are among the most important factors to improve student learning, a report drawing on the experience of the Chicago public schools argues.
The report—sponsored by the Chicago-based Parents United for Responsible Education and the Cambridge, Mass.-based National Center for Fair & Open Testing or FairTest—says that schools in the 415,000-student Chicago district responded better to decentralized reforms than to top-down, assessment-heavy initiatives similar to the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The report covers the progress of the city’s public schools from 1990 to the present.
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- Executive Director for EdReports
- Koya Leadership Partners, Boston, MA
- Plainfield Director of Special Services
- New England School Development Council, Meriden, NH
- Assistant Professor of Education: Educational Leadership/Teacher Leadership
- Maryville University, MO
- Supervisor, Secondary Literacy Instruction
- Montgomery County Public Schools, MD
- Chief Academic Officer
- The Partnership for Inner-City Education, New York, NY