Mentoring University-Based Leadership Preparation Programs In the Wallace Foundation’s ECPI Project
In collaboration with UIC’s Ed.D. program, the CUEL is one of just several university-based institutions selected to serve as a Mentor Program Partner as a part of the Wallace Foundation’s $102 million multi-year initiative, Equity-Centered Pipeline Initiative (EPPI).
The Wallace Foundation has launched a five-year, $102 million initiative aimed at ensuring educational equity by developing principal pipelines to prepare effective school leaders. This initiative will support efforts by eight high-need public school districts, which will each partner with community organizations, two university leader preparation programs, and a state education agency to develop a local definition of equity and define what an equity-centered leader needs to know and be able to do. CUEL is working with the Portland School District and its higher education partners as well as the San Antonio school district and its higher education partners.
Mentoring University-based Leadership Preparation Programs in the Wallace Foundation’s UPPI Project
In collaboration with UIC’s Ed.D. program, the CUEL is one of just three university-based institutions selected to serve as an Exemplary Principal Preparation Program Partner as a part of the Wallace Foundation’s $47 million multi-year initiative, University Principal Preparation Initiative (UPPI). In this work we provide partner program support directly to two universities (University of Connecticut and Western Kentucky University) that are learning about and engaging in continuous program improvement. Read more
Mentoring Rockford Public Schools District 205 and Northern Illinois University Principal Preparation Program
Three years ago, the leadership of Rockford Public Schools (RPS205) approached UIC with an idea: how about if promising teacher leaders from RPS205 applied to the UIC program and did their residencies in Rockford? On the possibility that this might happen, two strong candidates from RPS205 applied to the UIC program, and both were accepted. But before they could matriculate, an even more promising idea pulled them in a different direction. Read more
Read about Northern Illinois University newly enacted year-long principal residency here.