• Office of Education Policy
    The Office of Education Policy leads Chicago Urban League's engagement in the education dialogue of Illinois. It is also a resource for parents, community members and public officials searching for good information about public schools, and education policy.
    Opportunity Compact-Education
    CUL recommends that changes in the state’s public education funding structure be targeted to support the following four priorities:
    • Increasing Expectations for Students
    • Ensuring High Needs Schools have High Quality teachers and Leaders
    • Family Engagement in Learning
    • Ensuring Quality Early Childhood Education
    • Economic Impact

    Opportunity Booklet

    The lack of quality education is sure to impact opportunities for African Americans in the workforce.  
    These impacts will advsersely affect our economic status accross the board.  The Chicago Urban League
    has developed a summary of how these problems will impact the community in the future.
    To download, click here.
    Through the National Opportunity to Learn Campaign, the National Urban League has partnered with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., the National Council for Educating Black Children, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and the Schott Foundation for Public Education for their July 26,2010 release of the “Civil Rights Framework for Providing All Students an Opportunity to Learn through Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act”. To read the framework in its entirety, click here.

      Community Impace: Education