Tuition Based Pre-Schools fee-based preschool
programs at CPS schools.
High School Book Club mayoral efforts to address
adolescent literacy by offering high school students the time,
choices, and support to become more accomplished readers.
Charter School Facilities charter school operators'
efforts to deal with challenging physical facilities, shared space,
securing funding for continued growth, expansion, renovations,
and facility upgrades.
Evening High Schools CPS high schools with alternative,
National Board Certification: A Chicago Initiative
implementation of national standards and certification for Chicago
Leadership Academy and Urban Network for Chicago
principal training and certification alternative for Chicago public
Structured Curriculum evaluates the level and
quality of structured curriculum implementation in CPS schools
and its impact on teacher creativity.
Teachers for Chicago instructional and evaluative
resource to explain, evaluate, and select alternative certification
options for people changing careers into education field.
Transition Centers alternative program for students
not prepared to make the transition to main stream high schools.
Service Learning evaluation of efforts to require
high school students to complete forty hours of community service
School Technology findings revealed the need for
uniform, city-wide teacher training to ensure computer usage is
integrated into school curricula and for school improvement plans
to include annual technology upgrades.
Summer Bridge evaluates CPS efforts to deliver
summer school programs systemwide.
Board-School Communication findings reveals redundancies
and communications breakdowns between CPS central office and its
Small Schools evaluation of characteristics, impact,
and benefits of small schools and learning communities in Chicago
Parents as Teachers First CPS efforts to encourage
better parenting skills for low income families.
School Prototype Designs use of prototype building
designs to build new CPS schools.
Learning Disabilities: A Private Partnership discusses
the impact of outside contracted services on working with learning
Year-Round Schools assessment of the impact of
year-round schools on teachers, students, and families.
Edge/Up: A school to Work Initiative examines
the impact of a school-to-work program in a city community.
High School Technology evaluates the status of
computer use in high schools.
Rush Neurobehavioral Center/Catholic School Partnership
examines a collaboration to pilot a program for the identification
and instruction of students with learning disabilities.
Executive Function Skills
evaluates a learning management system to help children
develop time management, organization, problem-solving, prioritizing,
A Principal's Day
assesses the complex and changing realities of over 80%
of CPS principals' time; explores the extent to which principals
are able to devote time and attention to the implementation of
the school vision, instructional leadership, and curriculum development.
Parent Involvement evaluates parent involvement
in 93% of Chicago public schools.