Our Top Three from 2017!

We blinked, and another year has come and (nearly) gone. Before you ring in the New Year, we wanted to reflect on some of our favorite moments from 2017:

  1. Thanks to dedicated principals and teachers,, Chicago and the unrivaled academic gains our students have achieved – the fastest growth in the nation! – made headlines in The New York Times, Chicago Sun-Times, The Education Trust, Education Week, Education Post, Comcast Newsmakers and Inside Philanthropy, just to name a few!
  2. We worked with and learned from more than 200 incredible principals and teachers through our Summer Design Program, Professional Learning Communities and Principal Fellowships.
  3. We had the privilege of launching Chicago’s first-ever Principal Appreciation Campaign, and heard from people across the city about what their principals mean to them.

While there is so much more we could add to this list, we hope one thing is clear: Chicago’s principals and teachers are making a real difference in the lives of Chicago’s students.

We look forward to more opportunities to hear from and work with them (and you!) in the new year. For now, we wish you and your families a fun, festive and happy New Year!