Lisa Barrow is a senior economist and research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and affiliated researcher at the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. Her research focuses on a variety of education issues, including the impact of attending a selective high school on student outcomes, a randomized evaluation of computer-aided algebra instruction in large urban school districts, and evaluations of performance-based scholarship impacts on academic outcomes and student time use at the college level. Her prior research on school choice, education production, and the earned income tax credit has appeared in numerous economic and policy journals. Barrow has also been a visiting assistant professor at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and a visiting lecturer at the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Barrow received a B.A. in economics from Carleton College and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Princeton University.
GoCPS: A First Look at Applications and Offers
With Lauren Sartain and Marisa de la Torre, 2018, white paper, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, August.
Description: Chicago Public Schools (CPS) offers many high school choices for students. Yet, applying to high school is complicated. CPS offers more than 250 choice programs and 11 selective enrollment programs (SEHSs) in 132 high schools. On April 26, 2017, the Chicago Board of Education adopted a common application across all high school choice programs, including charter high schools, in order to streamline the high school application process, called GoCPS. This paper presents information about the first year of implementation of GoCPS for students planning to enroll in ninth grade in the fall of 2018.