"Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) recently secured $5 million in private donations to fund principal bonuses as part of overhauling Chicago Public Schools. Emanuel has made principal recruitment, training, and evaluation focal points of school reform, developing the Chicago Leadership Collaborative to support the overhaul, which begins this fall."
"Mayor Emmanuel[sic] announced the Chicago Leadership Collaborative (CLC) in November 2011 with the mission to recruit, train, support and retain effective principals, creating a pipeline of highly qualified leaders to meet the District's needs well into the future.
The (CLC) is a unique partnership between the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and leading principal development programs. It provides the District with unprecedented capacity to develop, attract and retain high-performing principals from internal and external sources, making Chicago a "destination of choice" for aspiring urban school leaders.
Four external providers comprise the CLC – Loyola University Chicago, New Leaders, Teach for America (in conjunction with Harvard University, Columbia University NY, and Dominican University), and University of Illinois Chicago. These organizations were selected for their successful track records in developing principal leaders, their rigorous system to recruit and select high-potential candidates, and program alignment to the CPS Principal Competencies."more » « less