high school graduation
Aug 19th, 2020
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Virtual Event: Freshman Success Research Data, and Practice: Lessons from Chicago


Chicago, IL

Virtual Event: Freshman Success Research Data, and Practice: Lessons from Chicago

The Network for College Success will lead a session on fundamental Lessons from research, data, and practice in the Chicago Public Schools that has fueled a 30 percentage point increase in freshman on-track rates over the course of a decade. The session will cover:

  • Research that establishes the relationships between freshman course performance, high school graduation, and college readiness
  • How the on-track indicator is an example of a high-quality early warning indicator for high school practice
  • A framework for establishing freshman success teams in high schools as a means of driving collective accountability towards improved freshman course performance

The University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration and Urban Education Institute are hosting a virtual professional development series designed to help teachers navigate the unique challenges that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This seven-part series is open to all interested in implementing innovative teaching practices, facilitate meaningful conversations about race and social justice, and promote resilience and self-care in their students’ lives as well as their own. The series will feature experts in the fields of social work, trauma-informed teaching, school organization, and STEM education. Recommended practices will be compatible with both virtual and in-person learning settings and teachers in Illinois who participate in one or more sessions will earn Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU) credits through the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program (UChicago UTEP).