Public Interest Projects Funds Initiatives to Improve Our Schools

Communities for Public Education Reform (CPER) supports grassroots education reform efforts led by youth and parents.  Here, youth leaders from the Voices of Youth in Chicago Education (VOYCE) Coalition present findings and recommendations from their participatory action-research project on high school drop-out prevention to then CEO of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and current U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.  CPS agreed to fund a pilot project based on VOYCE’s recommendations, which is now being implemented in eight Chicago schools.

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