Tag: Hancock High School

How Freshman OnTrack Transformed Hancock High School

Earlier this week, we took a look at some big-picture lessons from Emily Krone Phillips’ new book, The Make-or-Break Year. To see the work from a school-level lens, Krone Phillips recounts Hancock High’s remarkable turnaround using Freshman OnTrack. At first, the Hancock story reads a bit like a traditional ed-reform narrative—idealistic principal Pam Glynn pushes her team of skeptical, mostly-White teachers…

Chicago Educators Are #AlwaysLearning

Students are just getting back in the swing in Chicago Public Schools this week. Meanwhile, their teachers and principals have never stopped learning. I talked with a couple of educators whose schools are part of the Network for College Success, where school leaders and teachers work with University of Chicago researchers and coaches to support students through and beyond high…