The Chicago Public Education Fund



07.07.2017  |  ,

It’s Time for Some Good News

With all of the stories covering CPS’ challenging year, it would be easy to forget how hard Chicago’s education professionals have been working to keep our children moving forward, and…

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06.30.2017  |  ,

A Goode Principal and Graduation to Celebrate

Principal Armando Rodriguez has always been a teacher. As a child growing up in Mexico, he used the bulletin board in his home as a blackboard for instructing his friends….

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06.23.2017  |  ,

Tell Us Your Stories from the 2016-17 School Year

The students are gone, but the work of education remains, and we’re all still processing the lessons of the last school year. Here in Chicago – like much of the…

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Protecting Chicago’s Competitive Advantage: Its Principals

Chicago Public Schools principals benefit from significantly more autonomy than their peers in both other large urban districts nationally and other public school districts in Illinois. A combination of state…

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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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