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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.

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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.

The AUSL Way: Moving from Good to Truly Excellent

Bridgespan conducts a deep dive into the history and evolution of AUSL as it became the nation’s largest and most experienced in-district innovation zone. Learn more about their perspective on how AUSL has impacted the most underserved communities in Chicago through our innovative model.

Standing Stronger Together

Earlier this week, the President of the United States decided to put an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which allowed those who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to openly and confidently participate in society. With this decision, he put an expiration date on the livelihood and stability […]