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…

06.16.2016

2016 Principal Celebration

Today, The Fund hosted an end-of-year Principal Celebration, generously sponsored by ContextMedia and Leadership Council Member Shradha Agarwal, for principals from several programs, including all three Chicago Principals Fellowship cohorts, both cohorts…

03.23.2016

SDP 2016 Design-Thinking Kickoff

Over the weekend, The Fund launched the Summer Design Program 2016 (SDP 2016), where 115 educators from 44 principal-led schools teams participated in the Design-Thinking Kickoff at 1871. The school teams…

03.22.2016

REACH Workshop

Last night, The Fund hosted our first-ever REACH Workshop in conjunction with the release of our latest brief, Voices from the Field. The brief addresses the need for more flexibility and support…

10.06.2015

The Fund to Unveil New Report at City Club of Chicago Event

  Join The Fund and the City Club of Chicago at Maggiano’s Banquets on Tuesday, November 3! This event will mark the official release of our new report, Chicago’s Fight to Keep Top…

07.29.2015

2015 Summer Design Program Innovations Take Shape

Summer is finally here, at least according to the thermometer! At The Fund, summer means we get to do one of our favorite things: deeply engage with Chicago’s best principals and…

04.15.2015

Leadership in Public Education: Innovating for Impact

  Celebrating 15 Years Fifteen years ago, visionary leaders saw an opportunity to dramatically improve the nation’s third largest school system. With the goal of ensuring a world-class public education…

02.10.2015

Calling All Innovative Educators!

Design Studios enable educators to learn and apply collaborative design-thinking to a classroom-specific challenge. In just an hour, participants move from a problem, based on a real student case study, to…

08.15.2014

Vote for The Fund!

Fund team members Ben Kutylo and Chaula Gupta have been invited to present on redesigning school and personalized learning at the SXSWEDU 2015 (South by Southwest Education). The SXSWedu Conference…