MAYOR'S TASK FORCE ON LITERACY

Testing data shows a 43% achievement gap in reading proficiency between students with disabilities and their non-disabled counterparts in the Chicago Public Schools. In November 2015, Mayor Emanuel launched a task force to examine its root causes and develop recommendations to begin narrowing that gap. Recommendations are being developed by literacy and community experts and City and school officials which will be provided to the Mayor and Chicago Public Schools by early summer 2016.

UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF MAYOR'S RESOLUTION

In June of 2016, Mayor Emanuel brought forth a resolution to the US conference of Mayors commemorating the 25th anniversary of the ADA and calling on all Mayor’s and Cities to push forward initiatives to improve the lives of people with disabilities. The resolution was circulated nationally and can be found at: http://usmayors.org/resolutions/83rd_Conference/displayresolution.asp?resid=83aReso031