The information contained in this Databook makes it clear: diminished opportunities, both economic and educational, are having an adverse impact on the quality of life in North Lawndale and point to the need for substantial investments in the community.
Authors Rachel Weber, Ph.D. Stephanie Farmer, Ph.D. Mary Donoghue Abstract Our study sheds light on the multiple, often conflicting interests that school districts must balance to plan for the capital needs of school-age populations. We investigate the factors that led to the closure of public schools in Chicago between 2000 […]
Author Rosario Gómez-Alvarez Díaz, Department of Economics and Economic History, University of Seville Abstract This report presents the main effects expected from the Illinois Student Access Bill, which, if approved, would allow undocumented students to be eligible for state-funded scholarships in four year-public universities. Currently, undocumented students are not eligible […]
Chicago has long been a focus of national attention on urban education policy, and its latest plan to remake public education is no exception.
However important the university may be to the city, the conditions and practices that make up the university - city relationship are not necessarily smooth or well understood. The purpose of this report is to contribute to this understanding.
The paper critically explores the potential for EAH programs to not only meet the needs of universities, but also contribute to the improvement of the communities that reside in “the shadows” of universities.
This paper explores the possibilities of increasing the use and accessibility of The HistoryMakers’ video oral history archive.
This article examines the issue of teachers’ decisions to address controversial issues as teaching opportunities in the classroom, using the recent immigrant rights mobilizations of 2006.
The complex relationship between the university and the city provides the context for this chapter, which explores not only the changing nature of scholarship in the metropolitan research university, but how its changing intellectual climate should, in turn, change our conception of writing instruction for students who attend college in the city.
This paper explores ways to remedy adolescents’ failure to acquire reading-to-learn skills and explains the importance of being able to understand texts from diverse disciplines in order to be successful in the professional workplace and enhance overall life chances.