Press Releases

A collection of UEI press releases.


New Case Study Honors Parent Voice in Educating Children from Birth-to-College, Highlights Need for Greater Family-School Partnership

December 5, 2013

The final case study from The Ounce and the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute (UEI) Birth-to-College Partnership addresses the disconnect between the essential value parents bring to their children's education and the lack of attention given to parental voice in the birth-to-college discussion.

Urban Education Institute names Pulitzer winner, leading policy expert Cornelia Grumman to propel national outreach

Cornelia Grumman
November 6, 2013

Leading expert in education policy advocacy will advance UEI’s mission to create reliably excellent urban schooling at scale

Crown gift to advance University of Chicago Urban Education Institute’s work to improve urban schooling in Chicago and nationwide

October 14, 2013

$10 million commitment from Paula and James Crown will support key UEI initiatives in urban schooling, teaching, leadership

UChicago CCSR Report: Chicago educators see potential in new teacher evaluation system

Teacher Eval
September 18, 2013

The overwhelming majority of teachers and principals in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) believe the overhaul of the district’s teacher evaluation system has promoted teacher growth and instructional improvement, finds a new report from the

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.

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