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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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Golden Apple Teacher Education
  • Amount: $454,000
  • Fund: 1,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2000-04

In 1998, the Golden Apple Foundation created the Golden Apple Teacher Education (GATE)(...)

Chicago Teacher Advancement Program
  • Amount: $699,988
  • Fund: 2, 3,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2006-10

In November 2006, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) received a $27.5 million, five-year grant(...)

Rising Stars
  • Amount: $150,000
  • Fund: 1,
  • Focus Area: Policy,
  • Year: 2002-04

Rising Stars was a targeted effort at improving academic achievement by rewarding high-growth(...)

National Louis University M.Ed./National Board Certification Program
  • Amount: $280,000
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2007-08

The National Louis University Master of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies with National Board(...)

Chicago Public Schools Talent Management Project
  • Amount: $500,000
  • Fund: 3,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2008

The Fund retained Capital H Group, a talent management consultant, to implement talent(...)

Portfolio Schools Analysis and Management
  • Amount: $1,500,000
  • Fund: 3,
  • Focus Area: Policy,
  • Year: 2012

The Fund supported the work of two prominent strategy consulting firms to provide(...)

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