Reports in the Field

We recognize that creating a great city for public school leadership requires knowing much more about what motivates principals to lead and stay. That’s why we work closely with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and other partners to understand principal perspectives in Chicago. To better understand the needs of Chicago’s principals and to support them in their roles, The Fund conducts a principal engagement survey each year. We then release an annual installment of our reports on principal satisfaction and engagement in charter and district schools. By combining systemwide evidence with periodic surveys of principals, we are using our profiles, reports and case studies to regularly share principal stories and champion the promising practices used by strong leaders in Chicago.