03.13.2017

Fund Principal Named Illinois Principal of the Year

  Congratulations to Michelle Willis, Principal of Gillespie Elementary School, who was named Elementary Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association! We’ve been honored to work with Michelle…

03.10.2017

Chicago Principals Featured in The New York Times

We know that principals can make a difference. That’s why we were thrilled to see The New York Times recognize the progress Chicago’s schools are making thanks to strong school…

03.06.2017

The Fund Opens Applications for 2017 Summer Design Program

Expert partners will support up to 50 school teams  CHICAGO – March 6, 2017 – Today, The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund) opened applications for its fifth Summer Design…

11.16.2016

The Future of Leadership in Chicago’s Public Schools

On Monday, November 14, Fund CEO Heather Y. Anichini, joined by Fund Director and Joyce Foundation Vice President of Strategy and Program Beth Swanson, delivered key remarks and unveiled our…

11.15.2016

The Fund Releases New Report to Help School Communities Plan for Principal Transitions

A new report, “The Right Match: A Strong Principal in Every Public School,” reflects survey results and insights from more than 400 Chicago public school principals CHICAGO – November 14,…

10.27.2016

The Fund Releases Update on Recommendations to Keep Chicago’s Top Principals

A Look Back, The Path Forward was released last night at an event with more than 100 Chicago principals. It is the first in a series that details results from…

09.27.2016

The Chicago Public Education Fund Expands Fellowships for Distinguished Principals in Chicago

Twenty-five principals chosen for local Northwestern University executive leadership program, and eight principals chosen for national Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Principals. CHICAGO – September 27, 2016 – Today, The Chicago…

08.18.2016

2016 SDP Innovation Showcase

On August 18, 40 school teams from our 2016 Summer Design Program convened to celebrate and showcase the innovations they’ve been developing since March. The showcase featured a gallery walk…

06.22.2016

The Fund Welcomes Jim Frank to its Board of Directors

Today, The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund) announced the election of Jim Frank, Chief Executive Officer of Wheels, Inc., to its Board of Directors. “I’m pleased to join Chicago’s…