Academic Progress

Academic Progress

Teacher Development & Retention

Encourage CPS Teachers and Paraprofessionals to Earn New Credentials

Current CPS staff can expand their career opportunities and help reduce shortages in high-need subject areas by earning new teaching credentials. We will work with universities in the Chicago area and beyond to offer tuition discounts to paraprofessionals who pursue teaching licenses and to teachers who seek additional endorsements in bilingual education, special education or STEM fields.

Develop Teacher Leaders

Teachers often say that the professional development they value most comes from colleagues, who understand the challenges in their schools and classrooms. We will continue to train some of the district’s top teachers to provide professional development to their peers in content areas, such as pedagogy, social-emotional learning and restorative student discipline. Developing teacher leaders can also create a career pathway toward a principalship.

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