High school and post-graduate achievement among Chicago’s charter public school students has generated extensive scholarship at many of the nation’s top research institutions in recent years — and a clear consensus has emerged: from performance on the ACT, to enrollment in very selective four-year universities, Chicago’s charter public schools are leading the way when it comes to preparing students for college.
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