Summary

On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research celebrated its 25th anniversary with a workshop and reception in Chicago that brought together practitioners, researchers, philanthropic organizations, and others from across the Pre-K–postsecondary continuum to address what it takes to get students to and through college. The event included a panel discussion, moderated by Alan Mather, Chief of the Office of College and Career Success at Chicago Public Schools (CPS), as well as presentations by Consortium researchers, breakout sessions hosted by the Network for College Success, and remarks from Janice Jackson, Chief Education Officer at CPS. The event was supported by the Chicago Community Trust, the Joyce Foundation, the Lewis-Sebring Family Foundation, the McDougal Family Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation.