1. Recent Center Publication Upstate/Downstate describes surprising shifts in achievement, demographics and school effectiveness in Illinois' largest school districts.

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  2. Our model of principal preparation rests on one central question: how can we improve student learning in urban schools at scale by providing the high-quality leadership these schools need?

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  3. Schools led by UIC-prepared principals post greater gains in attendance, standardized test scores, and high school graduation rates than CPS schools overall.

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  4. World-class faculty. One-on-one leadership coaching. A cohort of aspiring school leaders as passionate as you. Learn more about our principal preparation program.

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