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The UIC College of Education's Department of Educational Policy Studies rose to the top 15 in the US News and World Report rankings, based on the strength of the College's principal preparation program and research center.
Steve Tozer, director of the Center for Urban Education Leadership, was featured in Education Week analyzing higher education's capacity to produce principals that transform urban schools.
At a panel discussion on teacher leadership, principal Joe Shoffner, EdD Urban Education Leadership '16, describes strategies for crafting a school environment that cares for the whole student.
Principal Allison Tingwall seeks educational experiences at Curie High School that foster a multitude of career paths for students, in particular within creative arts.
Principal Folasade Adekunle says challenges with student behavior are more of a school culture issue than a problem with kids themselves.
EdD Urban Education Leadership student Allison Tingwall ensures arts education continues at Curie High School despite budget cuts in order to expose her urban students to a multitude of career paths.
The College's Shelby Cosner earned UIC's Award for Excellence in Teaching for her focus on the practice and preparation of school leaders transforming urban schools.
In his first year as principal, EdD Urban Education Leadership student Romian Crockett is seeking to strengthen ties with community members and parents, as a tool towards addressing the school's challenges towards on track graduation rates.
The Center for Urban Education Leadership's Steve Tozer says strong principals act as a bulwark against the effects of rapid changes in district-wide leadership in Chicago.
Center faculty affiliates argue urban principals face a great moral imperative in navigating fiscal austerity.