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

 

U. of C. study: Challenging material, orderly class keys to learning

September 11, 2014
The Chicago Sun-Times

The Consortium's report on challenging material and strong classroom environment is summarized, discussing the importance of both for true student success. 

Schools clear the decks to try step-by-step approach to teaching reading

September 10, 2014
MinnPost

Tim Knowles is quoted extensively throughout this piece by MinnPost regarding Minnesota's work with UEI and Impact's STEP to improve literacy across the state.

Keeping 9th Graders on Track Can Move Grad Rate, Research Finds

September 8, 2014
Education Week

UEI Directors Tim Knowles, Elaine Allensworth, and Cornelia Grumman presented D.C. officials with recent UEI research and results last week at Education Counsel.  The briefing is summarized here.

Chicago Isn't Waiting for Superman

September 5, 2014
US News

John Dewey Director of UEI Tim Knowles' OpEd on the new problem Chicago Public Schools are facing - not enough chairs for all of the students staying in school!  Focusing on 9th grade on-track indicators is an efficient way to keep graduation rates up across the nation.  

CPS Can Cheer, but Challenges Remain

September 2, 2014
Chicago Sun Times - Editorial

The Consortium's "ground-breaking" research and the On-Track indicator are referenced in this editorial about both the successes and upcoming challenges facing Chicago Public Schools this year. 

Praise JRW Little Leaguers, but Remember Hadiya Pendleton

August 27, 2014
Crain's Business

Elaine Allensworth of the Consortium is cited on significant dropout rate decline in this piece that discusses the realities of life for kids in Chicago.

Chicago Public Schools Reports Graduation Rate Up

August 27, 2014
Chicago Tribune

The Consortium's recent report that 82% of last year's freshmen were on track to graduate is cited as indication that CPS graduation rates will continue to increase over the next years.

'Hard Times' and Higher Ed

August 19, 2014
Inside Higher Ed

Consortium researcher Joshua Klugman's research is analyzed to determine what happens when low-income students attend high schools with many wealthy students, and whether the low-income students are then more likely to go to highly selective colleges.

Districts Weigh Student Retention with Stigma of Being "Held Back"

August 14, 2014
The Hechinger Report

Elaine Allensworth of the Consortium on Chicago School Research comments on the multiple issues to consider when analyzing the potential effects of social promotion or retention in the grades. 

Absenteeism and truancy down, but not at welcoming schools

August 6, 2014
Catalyst Chicago

The Consortium's research on school closings and preschool attendance is cited in an analysis of truancy trends across CPS.

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