Press Releases

A collection of UEI press releases.


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

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

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 Universit

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 of Chicago Consortium on Chic

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 conducted by the