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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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Citywide Principal Leadership Plan
  • Amount: $199,947
  • Fund: 4,
  • Focus Area: Policy,
  • Year: 2013

The Fund supported an engagement by the Civic Consulting Alliance (CCA) that focused(...)

Leadership Academy and Urban Network Chicago (LAUNCH)
  • Amount: $875,000
  • Fund: 1, 2,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2002-05

The Leadership Academy and Urban Network for Chicago’s aspiring principals (LAUNCH) was an(...)

UChicago Consortium on Chicago School Research
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Fund: 2, 3,
  • Focus Area: Policy,
  • Year: 2003-10

The Fund commissioned multiple studies and reports from the University of Chicago Consortium(...)

CPS Strategic Action Plan
  • Amount: $56,000
  • Fund: 3,
  • Focus Area: Policy,
  • Year: 2013

The Fund supported the publication and distribution of the 2013-2018 action plan, titled(...)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • Amount: $5,800,000
  • Fund: 1, 2, 3,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2000-12

More than 2,000 CPS teachers received National Board Certification.

Teach for America-Harvard Graduate School of Education Principal Pipeline Program
  • Amount: $310,000
  • Fund: 2, 3,
  • Focus Area: System,
  • Year: 2007-09

This principal pipeline program is a unique collaboration between Teach For America (TFA),(...)

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