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.
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.
Reporter Michael Joseph Garza of the LoganSquarist sat down with Julie Hallums, Principal of Funston Elementary in Logan Square and a member of The Fund's Educator Advisory Committee, to learn more about her work and our #PrincipalPrideCHI campaign.