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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.

We invite you to learn more about our specific grants by clicking on any link below.

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The Fund’s National Board Certification Incentives
  • Amount: $2,450,000
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: Innovation and Programs,
  • Year: 2000

The Fund’s unprecedented incentive program attracted additional dollars to the table — the(...)

Chicago Data Initiative
  • Amount: $320,000
  • Fund: 3,
  • Focus Area: Policy,
  • Year: 2007-09

The Fund supported a collaborative effort between CPS and the Harvard Graduate School(...)

Chicago Public Schools National Board Certification Program
  • Amount: $914,4355
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2000-08

The Fund established the CPS National Board Certification (NBC) Program to support large(...)

Chicago Teachers Union Quest Center, Nurturing Teacher Leadership Program
  • Amount: $750,000
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: Innovation and Programs, System,
  • Year: 2000-08

The Chicago Teachers Union’s Nurturing Teacher Leadership is an 11-month program of weekly(...)

Designs for Change
  • Amount: $75,000
  • Fund: 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2006-07

Local School Councils (LSCs) learned how to make the best principal selections for(...)

Fund Fellows/Education Pioneers
  • Amount: $230,000
  • Fund: 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2004-10

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