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Creating Highly Effective Educators

We are committed to providing — and protecting — space and time for teachers and leaders to deepen their practice, build their capacity, and ultimately drive transformational learning for each student in our network.

Progress-and-Promise
AUSL and Chicago’s Progress and Promise

Research released showed that elementary Chicago Public School students were achieving faster learning gains than almost any other large public school district in the country. This report begins to answer this question, and it recognizes us as a part of that story.

Supporting the whole child
Driving Outcomes by Supporting the Whole Child

Karen Pittman’s piece in the Washington Post spoke of what she saw and heard in classrooms and from leaders that reinforced that educating the “whole child” isn’t just jargon or a fad, but a shift in the mindset of leaders and teachers.

AUSL on Chicago Tonight
AUSL Innovation Zone featured on Chicago Tonight

AUSL was featured on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight program in a piece by reporter Brandis Friedman. Friedman’s story features the growth of Piccolo School of Excellence over the course of the last six years from turnaround to today being a Level 1+ school as a part of AUSL’s innovation zone in partnership with CPS.

Quincy Patterson
Champions In the Classroom and On the Field

Our students are not just champions on the field. Whether its football, soccer, drama, or drumline, our students know that it’s about grades first and extracurricular activities second on the way to becoming a well-rounded student and school citizen.

AUSL Bradwell
Introducing Our Innovation Framework

With our first innovateAUSL digital story, AUSL begins an ongoing conversation to share who we are, how we have evolved, and how we do what we do so we can continue scaling our impact – in Chicago and beyond.