While Chicago’s students are making tremendous progress, great work is still needed to eliminate barriers and close equity gaps.
CPS freshmen aspire to earn a 4-year college degree.
Students require remedial courses in English, math, or both once they arrive at CCC.
CPS freshmen continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree within a decade of high school graduation.
These insights led us to create the Chicago Roadmap – applying an equity and inclusion framework to support our most marginalized students.
The Chicago Roadmap builds on a decade of significant gains in postsecondary readiness and access. Grounded in research and careful assessment of current needs, opportunities, and strengths, the Chicago Roadmap charts a path to economic mobility for Chicago’s students.
Reporting from the NY Times and data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress herald CPS as the fastest-improving major school district nationwide.
Developing the Roadmap brought an entire community into conversation, including:
Over an 8-month period, CPS and CCC leadership developed a strategic plan, redesigning the student journey between CPS and CCC to create more equitable outcomes for Chicago’s students.
The Chicago Roadmap combines insights from our community with best practices from pioneering national research, prioritizing the student development dimensions most vital to postsecondary success:
Navigating high school, postsecondary and careers
Attaining knowledge and skills
Developing social and emotional competencies
Addressing unique needs of underserved groups
As Chicago’s public education engine, CPS and CCC are energized to achieve equity, close the racial wealth gap, motivate economic mobility and power the future of Chicago’s economy.