With over 22 years of experience working in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Dr. Janice Jackson is a nationally-known and respected educator and leader in the field of public education. She has her B.A. and M.A. from Chicago State University and her M.A. and Ed.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She began working as a teacher and debate coach, then becoming a high school principal, District Chief and Chief Education Officer. In 2017, she was appointed CEO of CPS. Upon leaving CPS in 2021, Jackson joined the Carnegie Foundation as a Senior Fellow where she is focusing on equity issues, such as improving high school and college attainment nationwide. In September 2021, she joined Hope Chicago as Founding CEO; a new nonprofit focused on equity and access in higher education.
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