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 May 13, 2019

It Cost Nearly $250K to Teach My Son to Read. Here’s How to Do Better for Less.

My formerly illiterate fourth-grade son is now an eighth-grader at The Windward School for Children with Dyslexia, where he learned to read. Next year, he…

By Debbie Meyer

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Posted May 15, 2019

I Have Stage IV Lung Cancer But I Couldn’t Imagine Not Being in the Classroom

I always thought I’d be a professional baseball player. It was everything that ever mattered to me—even if I couldn’t play, I knew I wanted…

By Stephen Huff

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Posted May 15, 2019

How My Charter School Helped Me Get a Diploma, Job and Start College After Incarceration

I’m 36 years old. For roughly 15 years of my life, I struggled with an addiction to meth. My addiction throughout those years had several…

By Joshua Michael Baker

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