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Leveraging Peers and Data to Improve a School

Today’s guest post is written by Lori Zaimi, principal of Peirce Elementary School.  I’m in my second year as a Chicago Public Schools principal. Having started as a teacher 17…

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Adopting a Dual Language Program with Support from a Fellow Principal

Today’s blog post is guest authored by Karime Asaf, Principal of Moos Elementary School. I’ve been the proud principal of Moos Elementary School for four years. The students at Moos, which…

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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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01.26.2017  |  

An Open Letter to the New Administration

Dear President Trump and Secretary DeVos, Congratulations on your new roles. As you begin to lay out your education agenda, The Fund team and I wanted to take this opportunity to…

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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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12.23.2016  |  

Wrapping up 2016

Dear Friends of The Fund, In 2016, we resolved to make Chicago the best city in the country to lead a public school. While we’re not quite there yet, we…

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Healthy Habits for Students and School Leaders

Within two months of Dr. Lauren Albani’s first principalship, her school was designated as underutilized and ultimately selected for closure. She was a young, new principal facing a school closure,…

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