Showing posts with label Institute for Principled Leadership. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Institute for Principled Leadership. Show all posts

Friday, September 17, 2010

Who's running 150's community schools initiative?

The Bradley Scout is reporting that Bradley is "running" the community schools initiative. The College of Education and Health Sciences and the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service have reportedly developed an advisory council that meets monthly and works closely with principals.

I'm curious about the cost of running the program. Who foots the bill for the schools being open after hours? Will the school district be able to make money for letting service providers use their buildings and having access to their "client" list?

Bradley Running Peoria's Community Schools Initiative.
Bradley is taking the lead in integrating full service community schools with the Peoria community.

The full service community schools project, started in 2006, is an effort to enrich not only students’ education, but the welfare and stability of the families and neighborhoods. This initiative centers on the school as a community hub that includes mental health services, health clinics, drama club, business classes and more.

Garfield Primary School, Trewyn Middle School, Manual Middle and High School and Harrison Community Learning Center all participate in the full service community program.

“We’re used to the school day being 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., but a community school allows for all of these outside activities,” Executive Senior Outreach Program Director Julie Schifeling said. “There is a program at Manual where students and members of the community can take free computer classes, a resume building course, apprenticeship programs and access job availability lists.”

Schifeling said the College of Education and Health Sciences and the Institute for Principled Leadership in Public Service have developed an advisory council which meets monthly and works closely with principals to bring in partners willing to help.

Dean of Education and Health Sciences Joan Sattler said Bradley’s role involves coordinating organizations to help support the schools. “We want to turn schools around and help support student achievement,” she said. “So we bring in agencies, health care and business consulting for parents and others looking for jobs.”

Sattler said Bradley has been involved with these schools in various ways for many years, and this initiative allows students a greater opportunity for real-world experience. “Schools are a living laboratory and we are learning from that,” she said. “Our students from nursing, physical education, elementary education and even our faculty can be involved in helping.” Sattler said full service community schools have proven successful in aiding student achievement all over the world. Source

2009 - 2010 EHS College Advisory Council Members
Nina Lou Baird, Civic Leader - Peoria, IL
Dr. Gerald Michael Brookhart, Regional Superintendent - Peoria County Office of Education
Laraine E. Bryson, President - Tri-County Urban League
Jan Deissler, Director (retired) - Illinois Central College Child Care Connection
Charla Lynne Draper, Associate Foods Editor - Southern Living Magazine
Anne Maple Fox, Executive Director - American Red Cross
Anne H. Griffith, Vice President - Lincoln Farm Corporation
Ken Hinton, Superintendent (retired) - Peoria Public School District #150
Joseph Henderson, Strategic Consultant- Central Illinois Bank
Dr. John Kauffman, Vice President, Marketing - Scholastic Testing Service, Inc.
Rose Marie Langfels, Vice President (retired) - Commerce Bank
Justice Mary Wheeler McDade, Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court
Dr. Joy Erlichman Miller, Psychotherapist - Joy Miller and Associates
Sean T. O'Grady, FACHE, Senior Vice President - NorthShore University HealthSystem, Vice President - Evanston Northwestern HealthSystem
Judy Oakford, Community Development Specialist - Red Cross
Michael Riley, President, Professional Therapy Services, Inc.
Dr. Joan L. Sattler, EHS Dean - Bradley University
Betty Joanne Schlacter, President - Jones Brothers Jewelers
Claire Widmer, Consulting Dietitian
Susan C. Wozniak, Chief Operating Officer - OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hot Job: Urban School Symposium Producer

Interesting that ALL of the proceeds from the day long conference on urban education, which is being held by the City, Chamber of Commerce and Bradley University, are going to the Institute for Principled Leadership.

If this is about inner city schools - why aren't the proceeds going to help fund inner city schools? Isn't the Charter School still trying to raise money?

It appears that selling tickets to talk about fixing inner city schools is a money maker all across the country. It would be nice if some of the money these symposium producers are making actually benefited the urban schools they talk about caring so much about.


PEORIA — The list of education officials and experts converging in Peoria later this month to discuss changes to public education is growing by the day, organizers say.

Kenneth Wong, considered the leading expert on urban education and director of the Urban Education Policy Program at Brown University, will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and renowned education reformer Paul Vallas to speak at an education symposium at the Peoria Civic Center titled "Transforming Public Education."

The daylong conference, sponsored by the city of Peoria, the Institute for Principled Leadership, the Dirksen Center and the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, is set for April 21 at the Civic Center. Cost ranges from $50 to $175 and the proceeds go to the Institute for Principled Leadership at Bradley University, which is organizing the event.

Some 40 Illinois mayors have been invited and school superintendents from across the state have been signing up. There is also hope that community members will come.

Other speakers include Andrew Broy, president of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools; Suzanne Armato, executive director of the Federation of Community Schools; Christopher Koch, Illinois Superintendent of Public Schools; and Joan Sattler, dean of the college of education and health sciences at Bradley.