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CET-Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Chicago Public Schools (CPS), officially classified as City of Chicago School District #299 for funding and districting reasons, in Chicago, Illinois, is the third largest school district in the United States. CPS is only smaller than Los Angeles Unified School District (which is the 2nd largest school district) and the New York City Public Schools (which is the largest school district in the US). For the 2019โ€“2020 school year, CPS reported overseeing 642 schools, including 477 elementary schools and 165 high schools; of which 514 were district-run, 118 were charter schools, 9 were contract schools and 1 were SAFE schools. The district serves over 355,000 students.

Chicago Public School students attend a particular school based on their area of residence, except for charter, magnet, and selective enrollment schools. The school system reported a graduation rate of 82.5 percent for the 2019โ€“2020 school year. Unlike most school systems, CPS calls the position of superintendent "Chief Executive Officer", but there is no material difference in responsibilities or reporting from what is traditionally a superintendent. CPS reported an average of 20 pupils per teacher in elementary schools and 24.6 pupils per teacher in high school. 82.5% of CPS students are Latino or African-American. 76.4% of the student body come from economically-disadvantaged, and 18.8% of students are reported as English Language Learners.[citation needed] Average salaries for 2008-2009 were $56,915 for teachers and $120,659 for administrators. For the 2013โ€“2014 school year, CPS reported 41,579 staff positions including 22,519 teachers and 545 principals. In 2019, CPS reported a budget of $7.7 billion with $3.51 billion from local sources, $1.87 billion from the State of Illinois and $733 million from the U.S. Federal Government. Per student spending was reported at $13,078 in 2010.

In recent years, Chicago Public Schools has led the nation in test score improvement, learned at a faster rate compared to 96% of all school districts in the country, and as of 2020 has an all-time high graduation rate.

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CET-Chicago College Scholarships

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Peters Foundation Scholarship

Herman and Katherine Peters Foundation

Up to $5,000 April 01, 2021 See Details
 

Peters Foundation Scholarship

Herman and Katherine Peters Foundation

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

April 01, 2021
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Gloria Bousley Graduate Scholarship

Illinois Business Education Association

Up to $500 June 15, 2021 See Details
 

Gloria Bousley Graduate Scholarship

Illinois Business Education Association

award

Up to $500

deadline

June 15, 2021
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Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

Varies Varies See Details
 

Intel PhD Fellowship Program

Intel Foundation

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Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Varies Varies See Details
 

Arkansas Health Education Grant Program

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

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deadline

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