Academy for Urban School Leadership

Amount: $540,000

Fund: 1, 2

2003-2006

www.ausl-chicago.org

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) improves student achievement by attracting, training and retaining Chicago’s next generation of exceptional teachers and school leaders. Working with The Fund, AUSL focused on recruiting mid-career professionals, training them in a unique teacher residency and placing them in a critical mass of underperforming schools for a five-year commitment.

Impact

  • AUSL has trained more than 200 talented new teachers, reaching more than 9,200 students.
  • Around 85 percent now teach in high-need and high-achieving or improving Chicago public schools.