The Chicago Public Education Fund


03.03.2017  |  

SDP Spotlight: Prioritizing Instructional Leadership

Note from The Fund team: We’re releasing applications for our 2017 Summer Design Program next week, and we’re featuring principal stories from last year’s cohort all month! This post is…

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Going from Good to Great

Today’s guest post is written by Jessica Reisner, Principal of Tarkington School of Excellence.  I’m in my second year as a Chicago public school principal. As the principal of Tarkington School…

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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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