Press Releases

A collection of UEI press releases.


UChicago CCSR Report Highlights Critical Importance of Consistent Preschool Attendance

September 3, 2013

Students who attend preschool regularly are significantly more likely than chronically absent preschoolers to be ready for kindergarten and to attend school regularly in later grades, a new report from the 

University Names Elaine Allensworth Lewis-Sebring Director of UChicago CCSR

Elaine Allensworth
August 1, 2013

For Immediate Release
Contact: Emily Krone
University of Chicago
Consortium on Chicago School Research

UEI's Urban Education Lab Teams with 100Kin10 and Two Partners to Test Innovative Ways of Improving Math Teaching

June 25, 2013

Math teachers in four school districts will learn innovative ways to challenge students with engaging new lessons – and their efforts to improve student learning will be studied over the coming school year in a groundbreaking research project cond

The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program: Statement Regarding NCTQ Ratings

UChicago UTEP
June 18, 2013

The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program, along with teacher preparation programs from across the state of Illinois and the nation, declined to participate in the recent National Council of Teacher Quality/U.S. News and World Report review of university-based teacher preparation. UChicago UTEP’s central reason for declining to participate is our view that the NCTQ review process—based primarily on any participating or non-participating program’s available course syllabi—relies on partial, decontextualized information to make judgments about teacher preparation programs that have little to no bearing on the quality of the teachers these programs develop. Read the full statement >>

UChicago CCSR Report Finds "Digital Divide" in Technology Use Across Chicago Public Schools

CPS Technology
April 18, 2013

At a time when technological proficiency is a prerequisite for most careers, about half of sixth- through twelfth-graders in Chicago Public Schools report using technology for school less than once a week, according to a new report from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

Report Finds CPS Must Rethink Senior Year for Rigorous College/Career Preparation

CCSR Senior Year
March 6, 2013

There is much work to do for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to shift the focus of 12th grade from finishing graduation requirements to preparing for college or employment, according to a new report from the

UChicago CCSR Releases Full Report on Turning Around Low-Performing Schools

CCSR Turnaround Full Report
February 18, 2013

New schools that opened in the buildings of Chicago Public Schools closed for underutilization served students from more distant, less disadvantaged neighborhoods than the neighborhoods students came from before clo­sure, according to the full rep

Governor Quinn declares “5Essentials Day” in Illinois to Promote Statewide Participation in UEI's School Climate Survey

5Essentials Day Proclamation
February 15, 2013

With UEI’s 5Essentials Survey underway statewide, more than 1 million students and 100,000 teachers encouraged to take `15 minutes on the 15th’ to weigh in on learning conditions

UEI's 5Essentials School Improvement Tool Adopted Statewide

IL 5Essentials
January 28, 2013

With the Illinois 5Essentials Survey statewide rollout, more than 4,000 U.S. schools will adopt UEI's diagnostic tool for school improvement.

Regarding the Newton, Connecticut Tragedy

Newtown, Connecticut 12-14-2012
December 14, 2012

Dear UEI Community, We are deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut and we grieve for those families who lost their loved ones in this horrific event. Please find below resources to help parents and caregivers speak with children about this tragedy. —Timothy F. C. Knowles

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