Feature Stories

A collection of UEI feature stories.


UEI leaders illuminate how researchers and practitioners are tackling absenteeism in Chicago

October 17, 2016

Incisive research from the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute on the prevalence and consequences of absenteeism in Chicago schools has highlighted the dramatic effects of even moderate amounts of absences on grades, graduation rates, and student success in college.

University launches To&Through Campaign to close college attainment gap

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave the keynote address
September 20, 2016

The University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and Network for College Success are launching a new initiative to help more Chicago high schoolers graduate from college, anchored by a first-of-its-kind 

Washington Post Examines Early-Warning Systems to Improve High School Graduation Rates

June 29, 2016

Consortium Director Elaine Allensworth weighs in on the discussion around early-warning indicators as more predictive of future student success than test scores.

New Study Examines How REACH Students Teacher Evaluation Scores Relate to School, Teacher Characteristics

January 12, 2016

A new research report from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (Consortium) finds teachers with the lowest scores on the REACH Students

UEI and Urban Labs appoint communications strategy expert Dayna Dion to advance national impact

October 13, 2015

OCT. 13, 2015 — Dayna Dion, an expert in large-scale brand, media, and communication strategies, has been named the Senior Director of National and Global Engagement of the University of Chicago Urban Labs and the Urban Education Institute (UEI).