The work of the Urban Education Institute (UEI) is often featured in the news. Here is a sampling.


UChicago Impact wins Chicago Innovation Fund Award

January 15, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business

UChicago Impact's Becoming Effective Learners initiative is one of four winners of the Chicago Innovation Fund.

Logan Center to Screen Film on Chicago School Closures

January 14, 2015
The Hyde Park Herald

New Consortium research is to be presented at this event, which is a six-part series on the Chicago school closures.

From the community: D. 202 parents, students and staff can share thoughts about their schools through third annual state-wide “5Essentials” survey

January 9, 2015
Chicago Tribune

This Tribune piece examines the upcoming 5Essentials Survey and provides detailed information on the survey, its background, and what it can be used for.


The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students: A Focus on Four-Year College Degrees

January 8, 2015
Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Thomas B. Fordham Institute features the lastest Consortium release on the educational attainment of Chicago Public Schools students. 

Turning a Corner: North Chicago District 187

January 7, 2015
Chicago Tribune

North Chicago District 187 has made strides in graduation rates, attendance, and overall school culture over the past two years and cites working with UChicago Impact and the 5Essentials survey as partially responsible. 

Best of 2014: Urban Districts Struggle to Improve Academics after School Closings

December 30, 2014
Chalkbeat Tennessee

The Consotium's research on school closings is cited in this piece on Memphis schools.

'College Ready' is Just the Beginning

December 12, 2014
US News

Cornelia Grumman examines the need for additional support at the college level to get more students to and through college. 

Chicago School District Slowly Improves College-Going and Graduation Rates

December 12, 2014
Education Week

Education Week summarizes the latest Consortium data showing increases in college graduation rates for Chicago Public Schools students. 

Chicago Teachers Union Lauds Student, Parent, and Teacher Contributions to Increased Graduation Rates

December 12, 2014
Chicago Teachers Union

The Chicago Teachers Union celebrates the increase in college graduation rates and acknowledges UEI's On-Track as driving some of that increase. 

Illinois Tech Joins Compact with CPS and Illinois Universities and Colleges to Increase CPS Completion Rates

December 11, 2014
IIT Today

In response to data released by the Consortium on the number of CPS students getting to and through college, Illinois universities and colleges are partnering with CPS to increase college completion rates. 

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