• CMSD is Beating the Odds


     

    Council of Great City SchoolsUrban districts are beating expectations when their challenges are taken into account, and CMSD stands out as an example, according to a new report from the Council of the Great City Schools.

    The Council, which represents 75 U.S. big-city districts, issued the findings in “Mirrors or Windows: How Well do Large City Public Schools Overcome the Effects of Poverty and Other Barriers?”

    The study poses the question of whether districts merely reflect the impact of poverty and related circumstances or serve as windows of opportunity. Even in a city with the nation’s highest rate of children in poverty, CMSD clearly acts as a window.

    Education Week highlighted CMSD as one of the districts improving faster than expected.

     

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    Mirrors or Windows: How Well do Large City Public Schools Overcome the Effects of Poverty and Other Barriers?

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