Equity matters

Everyone benefits from a more just, equitable system. To become a more equitable school district, the CPS Office of Equity developed the CPS Equity Framework.

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Theory of Action

Equity Framework

To become a more equitable school district, we must adopt a new way of understanding the work of equity.

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Janice K. Jackson

A message from the CEO

“As the Chief Executive Officer of Chicago Public Schools, I spend a lot of time talking about how CPS is a district on the rise.”

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Teacher with students

History & Collaborators

CPS launched the Office of Equity to work hand-in-hand with every district office to ensure each undertaking is pursued with equity as a goal.

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Multicultural Education Policy Feedback

Chicago Public Schools is committed to continually examining our systems and practices to identify how equity can be centered in our classrooms every day.

Currently, two Board of Education policies, the Multicultural Education and Diversity Policy and the New Collection Development for School Libraries Policy, are under review by the Offices of Equity and the Office of Teaching and Learning.  We are looking for input from the community to help inform these policy revisions and better serve our students and communities.

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CPS Champions

Meet the educators, parents, and community members working together to boldly move forward on equity within our city.

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Sharon Ponder-Ballard

CPS Champion

Sharon Ponder-Ballard

English I Educator

The New Englewood STEM High School

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Tools for Equity