The Chicago Public Education Fund



A Network Chief’s Perspective on In-role Supports

This guest post is authored by Anna Alvarado, Chicago Public Schools Chief of Schools for Network 1. As a Chicago Public Schools Network Chief who oversees 46 schools/principals, I am a strong supporter…

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Why is Being a Principal the Best Job?

We interviewed Chicago Public Schools principals to dig deep and find out why they think being a principal is the best job for them. Here’s what they said… “It’s a…

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Including Parents in a Child’s Educational Journey

For Principal LaTarsha Green, Marquette Elementary School is more than just a workplace. “[The school] is really an extension of who I am and who I want to be,” she…

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11.04.2016  |  

Thinking Outside the Box

At Hawthorne Elementary, a principal on the roof is not an uncommon sight to see. Principal Nate Pietrini, a former Fund Educator Advisory Committee member, is known for his unconventional…

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Keeping Chicago’s Best Leaders Where We Need Them Most – in Our Schools

By Heather Y. Anichini, CEO of The Chicago Public Education Fund Research on successful, enduring organizations is clear: strong leadership is required. Public schools are no different. Principals shape the…

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08.19.2016  |  , , ,

Q&A with Principal Dan Redmond

Note from The Fund team: At Durkin Park Elementary School, Principal Dan Redmond is about educating the entire community, not just students. Check out our Q&A to learn more about his…

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08.12.2016  |  , ,

The First One-to-One Technology High School in CPS

Note from The Fund team: Bogan High School was one of the very first integrated schools at the end of the Jim Crow era. Today, Bogan continues to make enormous strides,…

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08.05.2016  |  ,

Day in the Life: Principal Wendy Olesky

Nestled in Ukrainian Village, Christopher Columbus Elementary School stands as the only Ukrainian dual language program in Chicago. At the helm of this unique school is Principal Wendy Oleksy. Her…

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Q&A: Principal Tim Devine

Note from The Fund Team: Tim Devine was taught the importance of civic engagement from a young age. Many of his family members were active members of government. He attributes his…

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