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Last night, CPAA hosted its very first awards ceremony at the legendary Ivy Room.

President Biden has met the moment in the face of extraordinary opposition and pulled us back from what could have been an intractable circumstance. Under his leadership and bipartisan approach, we will avoid the loss of millions of jobs and the decimation of retirement savings, while protecting working people against draconian cuts to public safety and education
A delegation of Italian school leaders visited San Francisco to gain firsthand accounts regarding evidence-based practices that produce equitable student learning outcomes in a post-COVID-19 pandemic environment.

The Results

Greetings. I write as President of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association (CPAA). To avoid the divisiveness that a political endorsement can have within an organization, we set a mayoral endorsement threshold of a two-thirds supermajority vote of our members. When our mayoral poll OF PRINCIPALS AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS was complete, no candidate received a supermajority. Therefore CPAA is not endorsing a candidate.

Below is the second installment of our interview with Chicago Mayoral Runoff candidates Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas. It focuses on CPS' euphemistically labeled funding system: Student-Based Budgeting, and both mayoral candidates respond to questions about changing SBB to make it work for all schools. Click the video below to watch the candidates respond.

Click the video below to watch the first installment from our interview with Chicago Mayoral Runoff candidates Brandon Johnson and Paul Vallas. The CPAA election survey indicated that some members were concerned about Paul Vallas' connection with the FOP, while others were concerned about Brandon Johnson's connection with CTU. Many were concerned about both. See how the candidates responded to these concerns.  

The CPAA quarterly magazine is now available.

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“Women must speak up. Even though sometimes we are in the minority, we know that our voices often lead others through turbulent times. A great leader knows her strengths and uses them to make positive change. I am a voice for women.”