Janice Jackson

Guest Blogger

Chief Education Officer, Chicago Public Schools

Chicago, Illinois

Janice K. Jackson, Ph.D., a recognized leader in the field of urban education, was named Chief Education Officer (CEdO) for Chicago Public Schools in July 2015. A self-described progressive educator, she believes that high expectations and equally high levels of support must be provided to all children. In her role as Chief Education Officer, Jackson leads the entire academic arm of CPS, which includes 660 schools in 13 Networks, and is the third largest school district in the country.

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Posted Nov. 3, 2017

Chicago’s Schools Are Succeeding Because We Care About School Quality

The students of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have achieved some of the biggest gains of any large urban school district…

By Janice Jackson

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Posted July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

By Casey Pettit

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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