Press Releases

A collection of UEI press releases.


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

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