Impact Through Innovation
Since becoming the nation’s first urban teacher residency program in 2001 and the nation’s first in-district innovation zone in 2006, AUSL has operated autonomously within the Chicago Public School system to transform the city’s lowest-performing schools.
Today, AUSL has trained over 1,000 high-quality teachers, has transformed 31 schools, and currently impacts 17,000 children throughout Chicago’s South and West sides.
AUSL has achieved this impact by focusing and innovating across five levers of impact.
Voice of AUSL
As the pioneers on the forefront of in-district innovation over the last decade, our experiences have shaped our unique perspective and the perspective others have of us. From how education and social policy issues impact our students to new ways to evolve teaching and learning to being featured in studies and stories in the education media, we look forward to sharing these perspectives below.
AUSL is doggedly focused on continuously improving how it does what it does to move the needle even more. And it recognizes that a part of moving the needle is working, learning, and innovating collaboratively with you. To do this, AUSL is sharing short innovateAUSL stories or third-party studies featuring its best and next practices – illustrating how and why we do what we do – to begin this dialogue. Find this and other thought leadership below.