Research confirms that teacher quality is one of the most important factors in improving student achievement outside the home. Since 1985, CFE has been investing in leadership, learning, and grant opportunities for Chicago public school teachers. The 2016-17 CFE Calendar of Teacher Opportunities can be found HERE.
CFE currently offers five grant‐based programs and a teacher workshop to encourage curricular innovation and the replication of effective instruction. These include:
- Small Grants
- Study Group Team Member Grants
- Study Group Coach Grants
- Action Research Leadership Institute (ARLI) Fellowships
- Fund for Teachers (FFT) Fellowships
In addition to our five grant programs and annual workshop, we also offer Character Education Grants to fund the integration of teaching practices that encourage responsible decision‐making and emphasize the need for teamwork, respect, and tolerance in the classroom. Outreach efforts include Teacher Liaison and Teacher‐to‐Teacher initiatives.