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Potholes on the Road to College | Speaker Series

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

Friday, May 17, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CDT)

Potholes on the Road to College | Speaker Series

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About the Workshop:

How do we take the lessons learned from success indicators that 9th grade has shown us and how does that impact high school transition across grade levels?  How do we begin to understand the academic behaviors that influence student success and our role in creating those conditions for success?  High schools play an important role in the successful postsecondary transition of Chicago Public School students and can do much to change the landscape of Chicago and create equitable outcomes for our students.  Join us in a candid discussion and the examination of these critical questions as we gain further insight to the research of Melissa Roderick and the Postsecondary Transition Project along with the Network for College Success.

About the Presenters:

Melissa Roderick and the Postsecondary Transition Project have produced two major areas of work on 9th grade academic achievement and success indicators for the transition to college.  The Network for College Success (NCS) was a direct result of the research conducted by the Postsecondary Transition Project, a research team from the University of Chicago’s Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR). This unique partnership of research and practice between the Postsecondary Transition Project and NCS provide Chicago Public Schools targeted supports that are rooted in the research and critical determinants of high school success.  The work centers leadership, instruction, collaboration and strong social and academic student supports during the pivotal freshman year and postsecondary transition process.

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Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
1140 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607

Friday, May 17, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM (CDT)


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