The Chicago Public Education Fund


08.26.2016  |  ,

Q&A with Principal Sharnette Sims of York Alternative High School

Sharnette Sims, principal of York Alternative School, does everything in her power to provide a quality education for all of her students. With a background in special education, Principal Sims…

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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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08.05.2016  |  ,

Day in the Life: Principal Wendy Olesky

Nestled in Ukrainian Village, Christopher Columbus Elementary School stands as the only Ukrainian dual language program in Chicago. At the helm of this unique school is Principal Wendy Oleksy. Her…

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07.29.2016  |  

Fund Fellows: Meet Meghna!

A Minneapolis native, Meghna graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Political Science. She resides in Minnesota where she is an elementary school teacher. This summer she…

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07.22.2016  |  

Fund Fellows: Meet Kerease!

Kerease was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. She recently finished her third year of teaching! This summer she will be collaborating with team members at The Fund…

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07.15.2016  |  

Fund Fellows: Meet Trent!

Meet Trent, one of our New Sector Fellows at The Fund this summer! Trent is from one of Chicago’s historically Black neighborhoods and grew up with a passion for knowledge and…

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07.08.2016  |  

Fund Fellows: Meet Hailey!

Meet Hailey, a New Sector Fellow at The Fund! Hailey was born and raised in Chicago. She is a rising senior at Washington University in St. Louis majoring in urban studies…

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06.30.2016  |  

Responding to Recent News

Over the past few weeks, principal resignations and retirements in Chicago’s public schools have been big news, but this year’s challenges were predictable. In fact, in our 2015 School Leadership…

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