News

The work of the Urban Education Institute (UEI) is often featured in the news. Here is a sampling.

 

A CPS Celebration.. and a Challenge

September 7, 2016
Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune acknowledges a focus on Freshman On Track as leading to high graduation rates across the district. 

The School that Art Saved

September 2, 2016
Christian Science Monitor

Consortium Deputy Director Jenny Nagaokea is quoted in this piece that explores how a Bridgeport, CT school is using the arts to foster school improvement.

Chicago's Best Public Schools

August 22, 2016
Chicago Magazine

Chicago Magazine evaluates Chicago Public Schools looking at more than just standardized test scores to rank the best schools. Tim Knowles and Elaine Allensworth are quoted throughout.

Twin Cities Schools Target 9th Grade to Boost Graduation Rates

July 7, 2016
Minneapolis Public Radio

Minneapolis and St. Paul Schools will be using on-track data based on the Consortium's research in the 2017-2018 school year in effort to boost graduation rates. The Consortium's Dave Johnson is quoted throughout. 

Are CPS Schools 'Crumbling Prisons'? The Data Say Otherwise

June 30, 2016
Chicago Magazine

Elaine Allensworth and the Consortium's research are quoted throughout this piece, which examines recent data showing significant improvements in CPS performance along several independent measures of succes.

16 Solutions to Chicago's Most Vexing Problems

June 22, 2016
Crain's Chicago Business

Crain's highlights the discussion points from the 2016 Future of Chicago Conference, which included Elaine Allensworth on the education panel. Her remarks are featured.