A collection of UEI press releases.
UEI's Urban Education Lab Teams with 100Kin10 and Two Partners to Test Innovative Ways of Improving Math Teaching
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, 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 >>
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.
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
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
With the Illinois 5Essentials Survey statewide rollout, more than 4,000 U.S. schools will adopt UEI's diagnostic tool for school improvement.
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
Birth-to-College Collaborative Releases New Case Study, Highlights Professional Learning Communities
The newest in a planned series of case studies on building a Birth-to-College Model of Education released by the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute (UEI) and the Ounce of Prevention Fund outlines how to create Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) of teachers, administrators and family support staff spanning the early childhood to K-12 spectrum.
Nearly 600 Chicago schools on Wednesday gained access to customized reports produced by the Urban Education Institute at the University of Chicago to help schools organize, prioritize, evaluate, and achieve sustainable improvement.