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

 

CPS Can Cheer, but Challenges Remain

September 2, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

The Consortium's "ground-breaking" research and the On-Track indicator are referenced in this editorial about both the successes and upcoming challenges facing Chicago Public Schools this year. 

Praise JRW Little Leaguers, but Remember Hadiya Pendleton

August 27, 2014
Crain's Chicago Business

Elaine Allensworth of the Consortium is cited on significant dropout rate decline in this piece that discusses the realities of life for kids in Chicago.

Chicago Public Schools Reports Graduation Rate Up

August 27, 2014
Chicago Tribune

The Consortium's recent report that 82% of last year's freshmen were on track to graduate is cited as indication that CPS graduation rates will continue to increase over the next years.

Editorial: Ferguson, race and remedies

August 19, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

An editorial urging better supports for African American males cites the Crime and Urban Education Lab's study on the BAM sports-mentoring program, now part of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative after showing dramatic positive impacts for participants. 

'Hard Times' and Higher Ed

August 19, 2014
Inside Higher Ed

Consortium researcher Joshua Klugman's research is analyzed to determine what happens when low-income students attend high schools with many wealthy students, and whether the low-income students are then more likely to go to highly selective colleges.

Editorial: Teaching Is Not a Business

August 16, 2014
The New York Times

An editorial urging greater focus on school trust cites Organizing Schools for Improvement, the Consortium's seminal book on the five essential aspects of strong school environments. 

Districts Weigh Student Retention with Stigma of Being "Held Back"

August 14, 2014
The Hechinger Report

Elaine Allensworth of the Consortium on Chicago School Research comments on the multiple issues to consider when analyzing the potential effects of social promotion or retention in the grades. 

Vacant CPS buildings could get new life

August 6, 2014
FOX Chicago

Chicago Public Schools puts up vacant school buildings for bid, including the property previously shared by the UChicago Charter Woodlawn Campus and the recently relocated Wadsworth School.

Absenteeism and truancy down, but not at welcoming schools

August 6, 2014
Catalyst Chicago

The Consortium's research on school closings and preschool attendance is cited in an analysis of truancy trends across CPS.

CPS soliciting bids for 3 schools closed last year

August 5, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Chicago Public Schools solicits bids for three of the nearly 50 school buildings closed in 2013, including the building occupied by a UChicago Charter campus and the relocated Wadsworth School. 

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