URBAN CENTER: The next chapter in urban teacher preparation

TThe complex teacher retention issue will be at the forefront of the CTEP’s first-ever urban teacher education conference, a free-to-attend event on Saturday, 9/12 and Sunday, 9/13 at Hotel Chicago.

The Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP) was awarded a $10 million grant last fall to expand its model in urban, high-need communities in Chicago, including Pilsen and East Garfield Park, as well as in other major cities in Illinois, including Decatur and Peoria.

Homeless teen is educator because of donors’ dollars

Dakota Pawlicki

Dakota Pawlicki would later graduate from Illinois State debt-free thanks to scholarships. Today he’s an educator. “ISU felt so much like home to me because it was like the community that got me there,” he says.