Measuring Up: Educational Improvement & Opportunity in 50 Cities

This report provides a new resource for understanding the state of urban public schools in the U.S. Geared specifically toward city leaders who want to evaluate how well traditional district and charter schools are serving all their city’s children and how their schools compare to those in other cities, the report measures outcomes for all public schools, based on test scores and non-test indicators, in 50 mid- and large-sized cities. We selected the cities based on their size and because they reflect the complexity of urban public education today, where a single school district is often no longer the only education game in town.

The 50 cities include: Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, Newark, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, Seattle, and Washington DC.