A collection of UEI press releases.
Crown gift to advance University of Chicago Urban Education Institute’s work to improve urban schooling in Chicago and nationwide
$10 million commitment from Paula and James Crown will support key UEI initiatives in urban schooling, teaching, leadership
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