The following is a list of recent resources for those focused on the professional improvement of teachers, principals, and other educational leaders.

Trends in Public and Private School Principal Demographics and Qualifications: 1987-88 to 2011-12. The percentage of female principals increased in public schools between 1987-88 and 2011-12, from 25 percent to 52 percent. In private schools, the percentage of female principals did not change, but a greater percentage of private school principals were female compared to their public school counterparts across almost all school years. More public school principals reported a master’s degree as their highest level of education in 2011-12 compared with 1987-88. However, fewer public school principals held a degree higher than a master’s in 2011-12 than in 1987-88. (Source: National Center for Education Statistics).

Town Hall Meeting on Educational Inequity: The University of Illinois at Chicago, The Chicago Bar Association, and WYCC PBS Chicago cordially invite you to attend a Town Hall Meeting on Educational Inequity on from 1–2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at WYCC PBS Chicago Studios located at the Kennedy King Campus of City Colleges, 6258 South Union, Chicago. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to 

New education policy analysis: State teacher salary schedules, addresses four key policy questions around the topic of how to recruit and retain quality teachers.