May 13, 2019

The Fund Launches 2019 Principal Engagement Survey

May 13, 2019 — Today, The Chicago Public Education Fund (The Fund) invited all principals from Chicago’s district and charter public schools to participate in its sixth annual Principal Engagement Survey. The survey will continue to track important metrics about principal satisfaction, professional development and retention for the 2018-19 school year. The Fund is continuing its partnership with the National Business Research Institute, Inc. (NBRI) for the fifth consecutive year to administer the survey.

“Chicago’s principals continue to drive results for students through their leadership and hard work. A recent RAND Corporation report builds on a body of research demonstrating the link between strong leadership and school outcomes. It goes on to say that cities that prioritize leadership have schools that better serve their young people,” said Heather Y. Anichini, Chief Executive Officer of The Fund. “This survey provides a special opportunity to capture and share the voices of Chicago’s school leaders. It provides valuable feedback, helps shape our own program strategies and informs many organizations working with principals citywide, including our partners at Chicago Public Schools (CPS).”

Last year, 82 percent of Chicago’s principals took the survey – the highest participation rate in survey history. The Chicago Principal Partnership, a cross-sector collaborative dedicated to attracting, supporting and keeping great principals citywide, released the results. The survey’s release provided the public with more information on the Chicago principal experience and compared principal responses by school type, principal tenure and grade level served.

This fall, results of the survey will be available once again on ChicagoPrincipals.org.

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