Relevant research that both informs the work of CPS and contributes to the field of education research

Through collaborations between education researchers and practitioners, the Chicago Alliance for Equity in Computer Science (CAFÉCS) has produced relevant research that both informs the work of CPS and contributes to the field of education research related to theory of computer science education, student learning and effective partnerships. This section provides an archive of CAFÉCS publications.

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Celebration of the Success of the CPS Computer Science Graduation Requirement

The Chicago Public Schools leads the nation in computer science education. This event celebrates the success of the enactment of a computer science graduation requirement in rapidly broadening participation in CS and maintaining student success.


Aug 2022

A research-practice partnership problem-solving cycle in understanding and supporting collaborative research: Frameworks and measures to support learning for research and practice [symposium]

This paper describes a problem-solving cycle that CAFÉCS education researchers, university professors, and educators developed to systematically and collaboratively conduct and use research to inform practice.


Apr 2021

CAFÉCS computer science teaching assistant program.

2019 STEM for All Video Showcase


May 2019


Apr 2019

Chicago Alliance For Equity in Computer Science (CAFECS): Cycles of improvement” poster in Special Session: A discussion of research practice partnerships in CS education

CAFÉCS builds upon a long-term partnership between Chicago Public Schools (CPS), The Learning Partnership, Depaul University, Loyola University, and the University of Illinois Chicago.


Mar 2019

RPP Panel Chicago: History of CAFECS

No Abstract Provided.


Mar 2018