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


Early Learning Needs Accountability Too

November 25, 2014
Education Week

The Consortium's five essentials for organizing schools for improvement are cited in this piece on the importance of holding schools accountable for early childhood learning, and for using more than test scores to do so. 

Missing School Days Matters - Even in Pre-K

November 24, 2014
The Wall Street Journal

The Consortium's research is cited suggesting that attendance matters, even as early as pre-k.


Detroit's Central Collegiate Academy Becomes Star in Urban School Reform

November 20, 2014
Digital Journal

UEI rated Central Collegiate Academy, the oldest high school in Detroit, as "strong" - the only SIG high school in Detroit to earn such a ranking.

State sees some progress, but not for poor kids: report

November 20, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

Tim Knowles is quoted on the importance of not getting caught up on short-term indicators at the expense of the bigger picture, as well as keeping kids on-track for graduation.

Grades before test scores hold the secret to success

November 11, 2014
Chicago Sun Times - Editorial

An analysis of The Consortium's latest report showing that grades and attendance are better predictors of future success than test scores in middle school. 

Lefkofskys Give $2 Million to Nuture the Wonder Years

November 7, 2014
Crain's Business

The Lefkofsky Family Foundation partners with UEI and Chicago Public Schools to bring a college-going curriculum into 34 middle schools to help prepare students for high school and college. 

New Initiative in 34 CPS Middle Schools Aims to Increase Students' Liklihood of Future Success

November 7, 2014
eNews Park Forest

A partnership between the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, UEI, and CPS places Success Coordinators in 34 CPS middle schools to help create a college-going culture and give students the preparation to make informed decisions regarding their future. 

Study Gauges "Risk Load" for High Poverty Schools

November 6, 2014
Education Week

Elaine Allensworth, Director of the Consortium, is quoted here on the importance of nuance in measuring high-poverty school student data.

Grades and Attendance - not Test Scores - Matter for Middle Schoolers; U of C Researchers

November 6, 2014
The Chicago Sun-Times

The Consortium released a new report today indicating that grades and attendance are the biggest indicators of college success for middle schoolers - not test scores.

New School Report Cards Cannot Be Compared with Last Year's

October 31, 2014
Southtown Star

The Southtown Star explains the new IL state school report cards, including a description of UChicago Impact's 5Essentials. 

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