November 20, 2014

Statement from Mayor Emanuel on Study Finding Chicago Public School Students are Leading the Way in Illinois in Reading and Math

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

“Congratulations to Chicago Public Schools for leading the way in Illinois in reading and math, according to an Advance Illinois study. This achievement is a testament to the hard work of our students and the dedication of the principals, teachers, and especially the parents. Our students’ accomplishment is the latest example of the progress we saw last year at CPS, including a record graduation rate of nearly 70%, a record attendance rate, record ACT scores, and a record number of freshmen who are on-track to graduate. We will continue to make the investments necessary for a high-quality education that prepares our students for success in college, career and in life.”