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New Schools for Chicago Luncheon: VIP Report Briefing & Discussion

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81 East Van Buren Street

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New Schools for Chicago invites you to a VIP briefing and discussion of a new quality-focused report: WHO IS SITTING IN THOSE SEATS? The Students Most Affected by Chicago’s Lowest Performing Schools.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 | 12:00 to 1:30 pm | The Chicago Club

Daniel Anello, CEO, New Schools for Chicago, will provide a brief overview of the report’s key findings, followed by a discussion about the future of Chicago schools with Dr. Janice Jackson, Chief Education Officer, Chicago Public Schools.

Kindly RSVP above by Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Lunch program generously hosted by Tim Schwertfeger.


About the Report:
New Schools for Chicago’s new report—Who is sitting in those seats?—analyzes Chicago schools’ performance from 2011 to 2017, with particular emphasis on identifying which kids, families, and neighborhoods are most impacted by low-performing schools. Key findings include:

  • CPS has seen unprecedented progress in recent years. The district has reduced the number of failing seats by more than 100,000 in only 5 years and has no failing schools in 36 of 77 communities today.

  • CPS’ nearly 50,000 failing seats are highly concentrated in predominantly African American and Hispanic communities, with four communities – Austin, Englewood, Near West Side, and West Englewood – having 25 percent of Chicago’s failing schools.

  • One in four African American students is enrolled in a school with a failing seat, compared to two in twenty-five Hispanic students, and two in one hundred white students.

Full report available at www.newschoolsnow.org/quality-seats-report.

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