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Since 2002, nearly 40 percent of Chicago’s principals and 10 percent of the city’s teachers have directly benefited from a Fund-related program. Over that same period, talented principals have led educators to narrow the achievement gap between Chicago’s elementary school students and their Illinois peers from 22 percent to six percent. What’s more, they helped raise graduation rates from 47 percent to 74.5 percent and increased performance on the ACT by 1.7 points. The growing number of strong educators in our schools means tens of thousands of our students are better prepared for success in our global economy.

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Breakthrough Schools: Chicago Research
  • Amount: $250,000
  • Fund: 4,
  • Focus Area: Innovation and Programs,
  • Year: 2015-2016

The Fund invested $250,000 to engage researchers from Transcend and Helix Partners to(...)

National Center on Time & Learning
  • Amount: $30,000
  • Fund: 3,
  • Focus Area: Policy, System,
  • Year: 2011-12

As Chicago Public Schools (CPS) developed and began the roll-out of its Full(...)

Teacher Residency and Internship Program
  • Amount: $480,000
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: Innovation and Programs,
  • Year: 2003-06

The Teacher Residency and Internship Program (TRIP), formerly known as Summer Fellows, attracted(...)

The Grow Network
  • Amount: $400,000
  • Fund: 1,
  • Focus Area: Innovation and Programs, System,
  • Year: 2002-04

The Fund provided capital to help launch The Grow Network in Chicago.

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
  • Amount: $1,000,000
  • Fund: 3,
  • Focus Area: Policy,
  • Year: '08-'12

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) expanded its work providing advanced(...)

Principal Pathways and Fellows
  • Amount: $400,000
  • Fund: 3,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2007-09

The Fund supported the development of Pathways to Leadership, a Chicago Public Schools(...)

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