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University of Chicago Consortium on School Research

Whites Like Me

Michael Beyer | Posted 05.25.2016 | Chicago
Michael Beyer

I lived and studied with black people, I felt comfortable around them and felt they accepted me, but I never had a conversation about race that made me uncomfortable. That changed when I met Chala Holland.

Common Core Needs a Team Effort

John Thompson | Posted 09.09.2012 | Education
John Thompson

School systems must also be willing to address chronic absenteeism and chronic disorder before we can systematically teach for mastery.

The Board of Education's Circus Act Doesn't Help Kids

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.16.2012 | Chicago
Kenzo Shibata

The December 14th takeover of the Chicago Board of Education meeting by parents and educators was at the first meeting after CPS announced its desire to "turnaround" ten schools. Immediately following, there was blowback from the mainstream media.

Black Student Performance Gap Widens In Chicago

www.chicagotribune.com | Posted 11.14.2011 | Black Voices

Twenty years of reform efforts and programs targeting low-income families in Chicago Public Schools has only widened the performance gap between white...