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UIC’s Urban Education Program wins award for impact on Chicago’s public schools

Posted: 16 October 2012

UIC College of Education’s Urban Education Leadership Program has won the 2012 Dr. Shirley S. Schwartz Urban Impact Award.


Center Director Steve Tozer says principals are key to reform

Posted: 09 July 2012

Ohio is preparing a new principal evaluation system. Center Director Steve Tozer offers a reminder into the leaders' critical roles: The single most effective way to improve student learning is a skilled principal, he tells Cleveland's The Plain Dealer.


Columnist highlights Director Steve Tozer on importance of adult learning and teaching

Posted: 25 May 2012

Dallas Morning News columnist William McKenize draws on the work of the Center and UIC's leadership program to explain why teachers need to learn and grow in their jobs. Principals, he quotes Director Steve Tozer as saying, are key for making that happen and helping them develop their craft.


Director Steve Tozer shows how principals change schools at national education writers conference

Posted: 18 May 2012

Principals are the key to dramatic changes inside the nation's public schools, Center Director Steve Tozer told a group of education writers from across the nation May 17.


How is UIC creating better principals?

Posted: 16 May 2012

University of Illinois at Chicago is creating better principals by changing the way they are prepared -- through an acclaimed model that focuses on academic rigor, research, residency and coaching.


UIC’s EdD program is picked to supply great leaders to Chicago Public Schools

Posted: 07 May 2012

UIC College of Education’s Urban Education Leadership program will soon be bringing new principals and assistant principals to Chicago Public Schools to help transform struggling city campuses.


UIC’s leadership preparation program called “impressive” in Crain’s

Posted: 07 May 2012

UIC's leadership preparation program gets a shout out from Catalyst publisher Linda Lenz in her Crain's review of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first year in office.


Evanston school district 65 issues first report using UIC-developed metrics

Posted: 23 April 2012

Evanston's District 65 issued its first achievement report this month using a new way to look at -- and use -- test scores developed by Paul Zavitkovsky, a leadership coach for the Center and UIC's EdD program, The Evanston Roundtable reported.


Paul Zavitkovsky urges better student assessment to encourage deeper thinking

Posted: 10 April 2012

Paul Zavitkovsky, former CPS principal and a UIC leadership coach and assessment specialist, writes an op-ed piece about testing in Catalyst Chicago that makes the case for better thinking about assessment to change the culture of teaching and learning.


CUEL partners with Ounce of Prevention to study professional development in early childhood centers

Posted: 08 February 2012

UIC's Center for Urban Education Leadership will partner with Chicago's Ounce of Prevention Fund to evaluate a project that will expand the Ounce's highly regarded EduCare professional development model to four community-based early childhood centers.


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