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


Editorial: School reforms that actually work

August 5, 2014
The Washington Post

An editorial cites the Consortium's "5Essentials Supports" research from its seminal book, making a case for reforms that build school capacity for lasting change.

Three former CPS schools are put out for bid — with restrictions

August 5, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

CPS has put three of the 50 school buildings closed in 2013 out for bid, including the South Side location formerly shared by Wadsworth and UChicago Charter Woodlawn. 

Editorial: Why Neo-Plessyism Failed to Improve Chicago Schools

July 23, 2014
The Huffington Post

An editorial cites the work of the Consortium and director Elaine Allensworth, urging policy-makers to pay attention to key research on sorting and school choice. 

Chicago gets $10M in grants for at-risk youth

July 22, 2014
The Associated Press

$10 million in new federal funding will help expand companion mentoring and tutoring programs studied by the Urban Education Lab and Crime Lab. 

CPS expands math, sports mentoring program for troubled teens

July 21, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

UEI director Tim Knowles comments as $10 million in new federal funds will help support UEI's large-scale study of the BAM mentoring and Match tutoring companion programs.


The Big Sort: How Chicago's school choice system is tracking kids into separate high schools based on achievement

July 16, 2014

Consortium director Elaine Allensworth comments on the choice facing Chicago regarding systemic sorting, as the Consortium works on a report analyzing the effects of CPS's portfolio of schools model.

Editorial: College can start in high school

July 13, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

CPS CEO Barbara Bryd-Bennett cites the city's climbing on-track rate, a measure developed and shown by the Consortium on Chicago School Research to have propelled high school graduation rates in Chicago. 

Editorial: California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws

July 12, 2014
Chicago Tribune

UEI director Tim Knowles comments on the importance of ensuring high-needs schools attract and retain the best teachers in an editorial on the Vergara v. California ruling on teacher tenure laws.

Chicago Mishandled School Closures, Says State Panel

July 8, 2014
Education Week

The Consortium on Chicago School Research prepares to release a followup study of CPS school closings as the district faces scrutiny.

Charter schools subject of Urban Education Institute talk

July 2, 2014
Hyde Park Herald

UEI hosted Harvard economist Dr. Richard Murnane at a talk for his new book "Restoring Opportunity," featuring the UChicago Charter NKO Campus as a scalable solution for excellent schooling.

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