Constance Jones, Noble CEO was recently featured in Crain’s Chicago Business for an Op-ed piece. The letter written by our CEO is an open letter to the newly initiated Chicago Public School board. In her letter, Ms. Jones provides suggestions for Noble practices that could be adopted across the district.

“Dear Members of the Chicago School Board:

Congratulations on your appointment. As CEO of the largest public charter network in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system—educating approximately 12,000 CPS high school students each year—I look forward to working with you toward our common goal of providing every student in the CPS system with the education and future they deserve.

As you may know, our 18 public charter schools reflect the CPS student body as a whole. Anyone can apply to our schools. No one has to take a test to get in. This past school year, 98 percent of Noble students were from communities of color, and 88 percent were eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. We also serve a greater percentage of students with diverse learning needs than CPS as a whole…”

Check out the full Crain’s Op-ed here:

At Noble, we are college bound. As the largest charter public school network in Chicago, Noble’s high school program exposes our students to higher education options and guides them through the collegiate application process. Through college trips, college fairs, summer college immersion programs and required academic courses, Noble demystifies the college experience and shapes students’ beliefs and confidence about higher education.

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