The Chicago Public Education Fund


Day in the Life: Principal Michelle Willis

Note from The Fund team: Today, we’re launching a new type of post. Our Day in the Life series will show you how some of the city’s top principals spend their…

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“Borrowing” the Best Ideas

As a teacher, Heather Duncan Whitt works hard to create a classroom culture that works. She teaches preschool at South Shore Fine Arts Academy (SSFAA), where she has worked since…

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Principal Perspective: Karin Breo of CICS Irving Park

Note from The Fund team: This week, we’re bringing you our second principal perspective post. We can’t wait for you to meet another terrific school leader who also went through our…

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Principal Perspective: Dr. LeViis A. Haney of Lovett Elementary

Note from The Fund team: Happy Friday! Today, it is our immense pleasure to feature our first post written BY a Chicago Public Schools principal. We’re excited for you to…

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From Student-Centered to Student-Led

Mary Beth Cunat’s path to school leadership was far from traditional. “In my wildest dreams I never thought I would be a teacher,” she said. “But I took my first…

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Implementing Design-Thinking

In 2012, Scott Frauenheim was named Director of CICS West Belden, and he enthusiastically led the school through The Fund’s Summer Design Program (SDP) in 2013. His team used the SDP to…

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A Model for Urban STEM Education

D’Andre Weaver, a product of Chicago Public Schools, returned to the city and became principal of Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy in 2012 after a one-year position as Assistant Principal at…

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Welcome to Our Blog!

Our New Year’s Resolution is to make Chicago the best city in America to lead a public school. Will you join us? As public education evolves to meet new college-…

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A Committment to Collaboration

Gerardo Arriaga has been an educator for more than 25 years. His passion for teaching began in his native country, Mexico, where he worked as a teacher before immigrating to…

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