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December 13, 2017 In the News

Fund CEO Featured in Comcast Newsmakers “Moving the Needle” Segment

By now, you've no doubt heard that Chicago's students are leading the nation in academic growth, learning six years of content in just five years!
So what is driving these gains and how can we accelerate them in the years ahead? The Fund's CEO Heather Y. Anichini sat down with Comcast Newsmakers to highlight the critical role of strong school leadership. Watch the segment today!

December 5, 2017 In the News

Fund Principal Featured in The New York Times


Read excerpts from a recent piece in The New York Times, which highlights the academic gains being made by Chicago’s students and profiles Chicago Principal Tracey Stelly, one of our 2017-18 Cahn Fellows.

November 10, 2017 In the News

Inside Philanthropy Profiles The Fund’s Work with Principals


In discussions of principal quality to improve public schools in the Windy City, one foundation’s name always comes up: the Chicago Public Education Fund. As we've reported in the past, CPEF has had a keen focus on improving principal quality in Chicago, but it’s not the only local foundation that’s involved. The CME Group Foundation, a corporate funder in town, recently committed $1 million to support ongoing efforts to improve principal quality too.

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