The Chicago Public Education Fund


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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Shared Leadership and Innovative Solutions

Ginger Lumpkin has been an urban educator for more than 20 years. As a Chicago Public Schools (CPS) graduate, teacher and administrator, and the parent of a CPS student, Ginger…

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A Vision for Greatness

In 2000, Barton Dassinger moved to Chicago and joined Cesar E. Chávez Multicultural Academic Center’s teaching faculty. Chávez was already a solid neighborhood school serving a high-need population, but Barton…

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