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.
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.
As one of the five pillars that makes up our innovation framework, leading with data is key to making sure our we have tools in place to continuously improve our way for teaching and learning.
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 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.
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.
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.
Education Post covers how AUSL’s approach to whole-school management and teacher preparation is fundamental to the Chicago Public Schools latest successes.
Bridgespan, the world’s leading social sector consultancy, released a study on districts targeting large-scale impact through in-district, autonomous innovation (an “iZone”).
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.