Badger, E., & Quealy, K. (2017, December 05). How Effective Is Your School District? A New Measure Shows Where Students Learn the Most. Retrieved May 9, 2018

In the Chicago Public Schools system, enrollment has been declining, the budget is seldom enough, and three in four children come from low-income homes, a profile that would seemingly consign the district to low expectations. But students here appear to be learning faster than those in almost every other school system in the country, according to new data from researchers at Stanford.

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