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Organization Name: Academy for Urban School Leadership
Company Line: Academy for Urban School Leadership will improve student achievement in Chicago’s high-poverty, chronically failing schools through its disciplined transformation process, built on a foundation of specially trained AUSL teachers.
Bottom Line: Specializes in turnarounds of Chicago schools. Critics cite close ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and claim he is turning over Chicago Public Schools to ASUL. Hires uncertified teachers -- Teach for America types.
Year Established: 2001
Organization Type: Nonprofit
Major Donors: Taxpayer Fees For Service, Pritzker Foundation, The Walton Family Foundation, U.S. Department Of Education, NewSchools Venture Fund, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, The Broad Foundation, Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation
Where the Money Goes
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