Caring for Social-Emotional Health

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:
Curriculum for the Whole Student

Curriculum for the Whole Student

In the age of fiscal austerity, urban school principals face impossible choices.  For principal Allison Tingwall at Curie Metropolitan High School, one choice she refused to make in the face of budget cuts was to reduce or eliminate arts programming at the school....

Reframing School Discipline

Statistics on racial discrepancies in school discipline are well-known.  At Sayre Elementary in Chicago, EdD Urban Education Leadership student and principal Folasade Adekunle argues challenges with student behavior are a school culture issue, not a problem with...

Principal Protects Arts Education

Urban school principals face tough choices in the age of fiscal austerity and budget cuts.  At Curie High School in Chicago, principal Allison Tingwall, EdD Urban Education Leadership student, is insistent on maintaing staffing and programming for arts education to...

Cosner Wins UIC Teaching Award

By Carlos Sadovi UIC News Each year, UIC honors some of its most dedicated and outstanding teachers with the Award for Excellence in Teaching. The winners, who receive a $5,000 salary increase, are selected by past recipients of the award from nominations made by...
Building Relationships at Chalmers Elementary

Building Relationships at Chalmers Elementary

Searching for the principal at Chalmers Elementary School on Chicago’s west side?  Don’t look in the principal’s office. Romian Crockett is building relationships left and right in his first few months as the school’s leader.  An EdD Urban Education Leadership...
Tozer Addresses Principal Turnover

Tozer Addresses Principal Turnover

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, students in 119 Chicago Public Schools — serving more than 70,000 of the city’s 380,000 students — started the school year with a new principal. And at least 37 of those schools started the year with their second or third principal...

The Moral Imperative of School Budgeting

Urban districts around the country are facing significant budget hurdles, challenging principals’ vision for their schools.  The Center’s Shelby Cosner, PhD, faculty affiliate of educational policy studies from the UIC College of Education, argues...

Center Featured in Wallace Foundation Video

The Wallace Foundation published a four-part video series on “A Bold Move to Better Prepare Principals: The Illinois Story,” featuring the Center for Urban Education Leadership’s partnership with Chicago Public Schools in developing transformational...
Faculty Strengthen Math Instructional Practices

Faculty Strengthen Math Instructional Practices

UIC College of Education faculty working with three CPS schools in Network 10 that have early childhood programs in their buildings guiding and studying a process designed to build math leadership teams in each school in order to strengthen the school’s teacher...