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…

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…

05.06.2016

Breakthrough Schools: Chicago Winners Featured in “ChicagoInno”

7 Chicago Public Schools Get $1.9M Total From Leap Innovations for EdTech Makeover By Karis Hustad – Staff writer Originally published by ChicagoInno May 6, 2016 LEAP Innovations, the 1871-based edtech…

03.11.2016

Op-Ed: “The Election No One Talks About”

By Ashley Richardson Published by The Chicago Tribune  March 11, 2016 It’s election season in Chicago. While most are focused on the upcoming presidential election, there is another critically important local…

11.20.2015

Chicago Tribune Editorial Responds to “Chicago’s Fight to Keep Top Principals”

Editorial: The quest for great principals in Chicago Public Schools How to get, and keep, the best principals in Chicago Public Schools Published by The Chicago Tribune on November 3, 2015 How…

06.10.2015

Summer Design Program Innovation Featured on ‘Chicago Tonight’

  “For some students, getting a hands-on lesson happens rarely in science class and even less in math class. But teachers at one Chicago public elementary school have combined their math…

04.16.2015

The Fund’s New Principal Report Featured in “Catalyst Chicago”

The Fund’s recent report, School Leadership in Chicago: A Baseline Report, was #2 in “Take 5: ISBE ousts Koch, principal training, Latinos’ views on testing.” Read a snippet below, and then head…

09.04.2014

The Fund Featured in CEE-Trust Blended Learning Report

In partnership with Public Impact, CEE-Trust (Cities for Education Entrepreneurship Trust) released “Creating a City-Based Blended Learning Network.” This report details how The Fund and CityBridge Foundation are empowering educators to…