Organizing Schools for Improvement: Lessons From Chicago

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Why do some schools improve while others struggle? Join the Consortium on Chicago School Research, University of Chicago, to learn why students in 100 elementary schools were able to improve substantially, while students in another 100 schools lagged. The session will discuss school organizational practices and the social resources in communities that make it more likely that school reform efforts can be sustained. Hear the differences through the stories of two neighboring schools—one improving, the other stagnating—and learn about the ways urban schools can launch students on an improvement trajectory.

Penny Bender-Sebring, interim co-executive director, Consortium on Chicago School Research

November 13 2009
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