The Chicago Public Education Fund



05.19.2017  |  

Celebrating Chicago’s Principal Fellows!

Education professionals – like the 33 dedicated individuals in the Chicago Principals Fellowship and Cahn Fellows Program in Chicago – deserve a ticker-tape parade. But they’re all too busy keeping…

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04.21.2017  |  ,

Startup Principals

Startup principals led their schools long before it was even populated with students. Founding principals are involved from the very beginning from creating a mission to creating curriculum. It is…

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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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