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Archive of 2014

Why All This Attention to Illinois School Leader Preparation?

Posted: 24 July 2014

Steve Tozer discusses new Illinois council to advance principal quality

Principal Profiles: Rita Raichoudhuri

Posted: 23 June 2014

Read what Ed.D candidate Rita Raichoudhuri has been doing to transform Wells High School in Chicago's West Town neighborhood.

WBEZ: Student suspensions by the numbers

Posted: 19 May 2014

A story from WBEZ looks at out-of-school suspensions given to students in CPS and how charter schools compare to district-run schools. The report highlights work done in Manley High School under principal Warren Morgan (Cohort 8) to improve school culture and reduce suspensions.

Steve Tozer on early childhood education

Posted: 24 April 2014

Center director Steve Tozer recently met with the Connecticut Governor's Pre-K to Grade 3 Policy Symposium. Tozer shares some of his thoughts on strengthening early childhood education and the importance of continuing professional development for early childhood educators.

Principal Profile: Bridget de la Peña,

Posted: 21 April 2014

Under the guidance of UIC-trained principal Bridget de la Peña, St. Michael the Archangel School earned a Polk Leadership Incentive Grant to bolster the school’s supplies and increase access to enrollment through scholarships.

Shelby Cosner keynotes Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators meeting

Posted: 01 April 2014

When the wave of education reform starts at the national level, the national policy discussion often takes place at the macro level. When education reforms hit the local school level, does the policy discussion continue? That’s a question explored by the College’s Shelby Cosner, PhD, associate professor of educational policy studies and academic program director of the Ed.D. Urban Education Leadership program, in a keynote address to the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators.

Principal Profiles: Nia Abdullah

Posted: 01 April 2014

Bowen High School principal Nia Abdullah is strategically crafting a warm and inviting environment for African American males geared to push for excellence both academically and behaviorally.

Principal Profiles: Michael Beyer

Posted: 01 April 2014

Michael Beyer, principal of Morrill Math and Science Academy, looks to transform both his school and its surrounding community.

Filling the Void of a Closed School

Posted: 17 March 2014

EdD Urban Education Leadership candidate Aisha McCarthy faced new challenges when she discovered that enrollment at her school would increase 50 percent in light of another school's closure. This piece in the Promise looks at how she was able to guide her school through difficult times with some guidance from UIC leadership coaches.