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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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05.26.2017  |  

A Partnership to Serve Students

Students at DeVry University Advantage Academy (DUAA) get the rare opportunity of earning a high school diploma and a full associate’s degree from DeVry University without paying tuition nor accessing…

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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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04.07.2017  |  

Education “Genes”

Starting at a young age, Principal Melissa Sweazy’s parents told her that she had a social responsibility to help those around her. Her method of impact is education because she…

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More Than a Principal

A Chicago public school principal is truly a jack of all trades. On top of their daily work, our principals take on many other roles. They are teachers, advisors, coaches, counselors, parents,…

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What Excites You About the Future of Education?

Education is an ever-changing entity. There are new policies, innovations and iterations to curriculum and techniques to improve student success. We interviewed Chicago principals and heard what excites them about the future of…

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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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Expanding My Impact through the Chicago Principals Fellowship

Note from The Fund: Jo Easterling-Hood, an alum of the 2015-16 Chicago Principals Fellowship, authored this post. In its first two years, the program served 41 principals in schools citywide. 32…

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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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