Focusing on the assets

Bringing out students’ talents is an educational cornerstone of asset-based community development, an approach to neighborhood revitalization championed by the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University. The approach aims to use the strengths, skills and resources of local residents and institutions to improve a community and its schools.

Comings and Goings

Allan Alson, former executive director of the CPS Office of High School Transformation, is the new director of leadership development at the Consortium for Educational Change; CPS is slated to get $30 million less from Springfield this year