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


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 Consortium'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. 

CPS freshmen going to college at a higher rate

December 10, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Graphics showing various data released by the Consortium regarding the updated numbers of CPS graduates attending college. 

College Graduation Rates for CPS Students on the Rise

December 10, 2014

Kaleen Healey is interviewed for WBEZ's Afternoon Shift to discuss the rising college graduation rates for CPS students. 

More CPS Grads are Getting College Diplomas, Though Racial Gaps Persist

December 9, 2014
Catalyst Chicago

Kaleen Healey is quoted in this piece, analyzing the Consortium's recent finding that racial gaps still persist among CPS students earning degrees. 

More CPS Freshmen Earn College Degrees

December 9, 2014
WTTW- Chicago Tonight

Elaine Allensworth and Greg Darneider answer questions related to The To&Through Project. 



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