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Archive of 2015

Principal Strategy: Sharing Test Score Data with Students

Posted: 19 November 2015

At CPS George Washington High School, principal Kevin Gallick wants students to see the connections between test scores, GPA and college access as a strategy to build the school's college-going culture.


King Principal Launches Engineering Partnership

Posted: 06 November 2015

David Narain is coordinating a new partnership with HNTB that will send King students into the field with the firm on engineering projects across Chicago.


Principal Strategy: Creating College-Going Culture

Posted: 28 October 2015

Principal Nicole Howard at Chicago's North Lawndale College Prep High School seeks to embed elements of college life into the curriculum at a school with a heavy low-income student population.


Principal Featured on NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report

Posted: 19 October 2015

Kevin Gallick was featured on the national program emphasizing positive ninth grade outcomes leading to successful graduation at CPS George Washington High School.


Principal Strategy: Exposing Students to College

Posted: 14 October 2015

Marcey Sorensen believes urban students who experience campus life first hand will be better prepared to apply to and attend college fit schools.


Researcher Featured on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight

Posted: 24 September 2015

The Center's Paul Zavitkovsky analyzed the meaning of the first PARCC test scores released for Chicago Public Schools.


Principal Leads Community Walk

Posted: 18 September 2015

Nia Abdullah, principal at CPS Bowen High School, led teachers and Center for Urban Education Leadership researchers in a community walk to identify resources and individuals who could partner with the school.


Westinghouse Hits Scholarship Record

Posted: 10 September 2015

Patrick McGill, EdD Urban Education Leadership student, is expanding college choice by encouraging students to seek out private university funding opportunities.


Endowment Expands College Access for Urban Students

Posted: 01 September 2015

Alumna Nicole Howard believes college costs are limiting choices for low-income students. At North Lawndale College Prep, she launched the the Phoenix Pact endowment to end these limits.


Principal Strategy: Family Concerns About College

Posted: 07 August 2015

Nicole Howard is building strategies to assuage family concerns of children leaving the city limits.


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