A collection of UEI press releases.
Angela Lou, a University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program candidate, is the winner of the prestigious Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship, a major national teaching award committed to keeping high-caliber beginning teachers in the profession.
South Side Charter Outperforming 95 Percent of Chicago Schools in Students Admitted to Selective Enrollment High Schools
Judged by the number of students admitted to selective enrollment high schools, the University of Chicago Charter School Carter G. Woodson Campus is outperforming more than 95 percent of Chicago schools that had at least one student admitted to a selective high school.
CCSR review outlines new framework for noncognitive factors shaping school performance; identifies key levers for improving student outcomes
A new, critical literature review from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research suggests that the amount of effort a student puts in to academic work can depend, in large part, on instructional and contextual factors in the classroom.
Give a Year to City Year, Get Reduced Tuition at the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program
The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program and City Year have established a “give a year Partnership” to offer City Year corps members, alumni, and staff the opportunity to continue to serve their community as Chicago Public Schools teachers.
Ninth Grade Course Performance Found to Be the Strongest Predictor of High School Graduation for Chicago English Language Learners
As English Language Learners (ELLs) continue to increase in number as the fastest growing student demographic group in the United States, a new study from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research and the National High School Center finds that ninth grade course performance is highly predictive of high school graduation regardless of race or ethnicity.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Students in Chicago's Neighborhood High Schools More Likely to Go to College, Persist
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP), an internationally recognized academic program, significantly increased the chances that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students in neighborhood high schools would attend selective colleges, a
Marv Hoffman, associate director of the University of Chicago Urban Teacher Eduction Program and founding director of the University of Chicago Charter School North Kenwood/Oakland Campus, has edited and contributed a chapter to a new book entitle
The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute and Ounce of Prevention Fund Awarded $2.45 Million to Align Early Childhood and K-12 Education
The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute and the Ounce of Prevention Fund have been awarded a total of $2.45 million to support a multi-year effort to develop a model of public education for vulnerable children and families on the South Side of Chicago that begins at birth and leads to success in school, college, and life.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the Urban Education Lab, a part of UEI, will partner with the City of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools to study the effects of the full school day initiative in Chicago.
As schools across the country face mounting state and federal pressure to overhaul teacher evaluation, a pilot initiative in Chicago provides evidence that principals are able to assess teachers accurately on practices that drive student learning,