Thursday Gates-AUSL Event At Sherman

There's going to be an event on Thursday at Sherman to announce new funding from the Gates Foundation to help AUSL do the Sherman thing at the new schools it's being given by CPS under the closings and consolidations plan. Are things at Sherman going that well? I wonder how the folks from Williams feel about being replaced at the CPS school closings show pony? Sad -- or relieved. Details below.

For Immediate


January 29, 2008

Academy of Urban School Leadership (AUSL) to Announce

National Partnership to Support

Chicago Public

School (CPS) Turnaround Initiative

Bill & Melinda Gates

Foundation Makes Major Investment to Support AUSL’s High School Turnarounds

and Teacher Residency Program

WHAT: Press conference at AUSL’s Sherman School

of Excellence to announce national support from the Bill &

Melinda Gates Foundation for CPS/AUSL teacher residency program and improvement

strategies targeted to turn around low-performing schools.

WHO: CPS CEO Arne Duncan


Founder and Chairman Martin Koldyke


Seleznow, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

WHEN: Thursday, January 31, 2008


a.m. at The Sherman

School of Excellence

1000 W. 52nd St.


Illinois 60609

Media tour of Sherman

School of Excellence immediately following press


Academy for Urban School

Leadership ( was founded in

2001 by a group of Chicago’s

most prominent education, civic, and business leaders. AUSL’s mission is to improve student achievement in chronically

failing schools by attracting, retaining, and training highly effective

teachers and school leaders, ultimately transforming schools into schools of

excellence by opening and managing turnaround schools.

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