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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. 

Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects

August 5, 2014
Chicago Tribune

UEI senior director Sara Stoelinga comments as research continues to probe how teacher credentials affect quality of teaching in the classroom.  

Newsviews: Chicago Youth Mentoring Program

July 27, 2014
ABC7 Chicago

Two programs studied by the Crime and Urban Education Lab and shown to dramatically reduce violent crime arrest and increase math attainment get additional funding from President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative. 

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.

 

Mayor Emanuel Announces City To Receive Federal Funds To Help At-Risk Youth

July 21, 2014
Mayor's Press Office

The City of Chicago announces a $10 million expansion for the BAM sports-mentoring and Match tutoring programs, shown by Crime and Urban Education Lab studies to have dramatic payoffs for at-risk youth.

President Obama Applauds New Commitments in Support of the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative

July 21, 2014
The White House

President Obama announces $10 million in additional funding for the BAM sports-mentoring and Match tutoring programs studied by the Crime and Urban Education Labs.

Youth program gets more funding

July 21, 2014
Chicago Tribune

The White House announced $10 million in additional funding for the BAM sports-mentoring and Match tutoring programs, shown by Crime and Urban Education Lab studies to have dramatic payoffs for participants. 

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