AUSL in the News

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CPS must learn from successful turnarounds

Chicago Sun-Times – CPS must learn from successful turnarounds

February 9, 2012 – The newly devised reforms include “school turnarounds,” in which students remain but most staff are replaced over the summer. Turnarounds account for about half of the 22 schools studied. This is the highly controversial strategy embraced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and, since 2006, by CPS. Turnarounds are mostly done by the Academy for Urban School ...

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AUSL schools think outside the box when addressing discipline, participation issues

Chicago Tribune – AUSL schools think outside the box when addressing discipline, participation issues

February 6, 2012 – At Phillips Academy High School, only 11 percent of juniors last year met state standards. But the turnaround school, taken over by the Academy for Urban School Leadership in 2010, has seen a climate shift. Police officers stationed at the school say kids no longer fight in the hallways or flash gang signs. All students must carry see-through back...

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2011

News Mentions – 2011

December 31, 2011 – December 31, 2011 – Examiner.com Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s initiatives include doubling AUSL’s training academies December 22, 2011 – Chicago Sun-Times AUSL elementary turnarounds made “significantly greater” gains in reading and math November 29, 2011 – Chicago Tribune Mayor Rahm Emanuel Supportive of AUSL November 29, 2011 – Chicago...

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2010

News Mentions – 2010

December 31, 2010 – October 27, 2010 – Ed Week AUSL’s first turnaround school, Sherman School of Excellence, making great strides October 1, 2010 – NBC5 Chicago AUSL’s turnaround of Dulles School of Excellence highlighted September 23, 2010 – U.S. Department of Education School Turnaround Newsletter Don Feinstein interview on AUSL’s turnaround model May...

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2009

News Mentions – 2009

December 31, 2009 – December 29, 2009 – Washington Post Johnson highlighted in article about Secretary Duncan October 1, 2009 – School Reform News Chicago program rebuilds failing schools from inside out September 3, 2009 – Daily Herald Bears help dedicate new Orr field July 24, 2009 – District 299 AUSL’s Jarvis Sanford participates in DC reform event Ju...

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2008

News Mentions – 2008

December 31, 2008 – December 16, 2008 – ABC News President-elect Obama and Arne Duncan take questions from Dodge students December 16, 2008 – MSNBC President-elect Obama and Arne Duncan take questions from Dodge students October 31, 2008 – Chi Town Daily News Harvard turnaround shows improved test scores September 10, 2008 – Reuters NewSchools Venture Fund ...

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