Check out a few of the news clips that feature the MIT study below:

  • WGN Radio
    • Rick Pearson speaks with Constance Jones, CEO of the Noble Network of Charter Schools, about the state of education and Charter Schools in Chicago. Constance addresses the many misconceptions that exist surrounding Charter Schools; explains the many reasons why parents choose to send their children to the Noble Network as they have such high graduation and college acceptance rates; and touches on a recent study done by MIT and what the results showed about Noble.
  • The Sunday Spin
    • On this edition of The Sunday Spin: Rick Pearson speaks with Constance Jones, CEO of the Noble Network of Charter Schools, about the state of education and Charter Schools in Chicago. Constance addresses the many misconceptions that exist surrounding Charter Schools; explains the many reasons why parents choose to send their children to the Noble Network as they have such high graduation and college acceptance rates; and touches on a recent study done by MIT and what the results showed about Noble.
  • JoanneJacobs.com
    • A second study by MIT economists suggests a reason, Mahnken writes. Many disadvantaged students rejected by selective schools go on to attend a high-performing charter high school in the Noble Network.
  • EduWonk.com
    • This new study on Chicago’s selective high schools may surprise some people, particularly the finding that winning a spot at a selective high school may harm disadvantaged students, because it means those students won’t go to a charter school run by the Noble network. The “control” group attending the open-enrollment Noble charters outperformed the “treatment” of going to the selective exam schools.
  • Blogarama
    • Affirmative action ensures Chicago’s elite high schools admit a racial, ethnic and socioeconomic mix of students, writes Kevin Mahnken on The 74. “The district is now held up as a model to others that have struggled to diversify their own exam schools.”
  • The 74
    • Specifically, the paper finds that many applicants rejected from selective schools ultimately attend a high school in the Noble Network of charters, where they go on to attain much higher test scores. By admitting some students, therefore, the coveted exam schools are in effect “diverting” them from attending Noble schools, where they would perform better.

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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