Press Releases

A collection of UEI press releases.


New $10 Million Commitment for President’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative to Support Urban Education Lab, Crime Lab Study of Mentoring/Tutoring Program

July 21, 2014

Continuing the effort to make 2014 a year of action focused on expanding opportunity for all Americans, President Obama announced additional funding commitments for the My Brother's Keeper initiative, including $10 million for the expansion of the Becoming A Man (B.A.M.) and Match tutoring progra

Chicago's Focus on Ninth Grade On-Track Triggers Climb in High School Graduation Rates

On-Track Press Briefing
April 24, 2014

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

New UChicago CCSR report: Sorting students by ability shifts which students, teachers need the most support

Sorting CCSR Report Cover
March 20, 2014

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

Urban Education Institute appoints prominent Chicago educator William Olsen to advance exemplary practice in urban schooling

Bill Olsen
March 19, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Seong-Ah Cho
University of Chicago 
Urban Education Institute 

Targeted tutoring can reduce ‘achievement gap’ for CPS students, study finds

A tutor and student in the Match tutoring program.
January 27, 2014

City and Urban Education Lab announce expansion of tutoring and mentoring effort 

For Immediate Release:
Media Contact: Jann Ingmire
University of Chicago

President Obama highlights UEI's $10 million commitment to college opportunity

January 16, 2014

Gift from Steven and Priscilla Kersten supports UEI's work cited as national example

Urban Education Institute names John W. Gasko CEO of UChicago Impact to advance education innovation at scale

John W. Gasko
January 14, 2014

John W. Gasko, an experienced leader in scaling best practices and innovation in education, has been named Chief Executive Officer of UChicago Impact.

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