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


Latest high school directory drops letter grades, signaling changes to come

June 30, 2014
Chalkbeat NY

UEI director Tim Knowles weighs in on balancing accuracy with digestibility as New York City makes changes to its school report cards, including adding the on-track measure developed by the Consortium on Chicago School Research.

Editorial: The Great Teachers and Principals Act

June 25, 2014
The Washington Post Blog: Answer Sheet

An editorial revisits and questions the implications of the Growing Excellent Achievement Training Academies (GREAT) Teachers and Principals Act.

Controversial report paints grim picture of teacher education

June 20, 2014
The Hechinger Report

UEI director Tim Knowles comments on the need to measure success by meaningful outcomes as NCTQ releases a second edition of its controversial rankings of teacher education programs.

Author Camille Farrington talks about need to redesign American high schools

June 17, 2014
The Washington Post

The Consortium's Camille Farrington discusses the need to redesign high school to help adolescents learn, based on her new book “Failing at School” and her work on noncognitive factors of learning.

Year later, much has been learned about school closings

June 14, 2014
Chicago Tribune

UEI director Tim Knowles weighs in as the Consortium on Chicago School Research embarks on a follow-up study of the impact of CPS's closing of 50 schools in 2013. 

Morgan Park H.S. to Offer Dual Enrollment With Saint Xavier University

June 12, 2014
DNAinfo Chicago

As Morgan Park High School prepares to rollout a new International Baccalaureate program, Mayor Emanuel cites the Consortium on Chicago School Research study that first highlighted the remarkable academic benefits of participating in IB. 

Editorial: California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws

June 12, 2014
Chicago Tribune

UEI director Tim Knowles weighs in on the implications of the landmark Vergara vs. California decision ruling the state's tenure, seniority, and other traditional job protection laws for teachers unconstitutional.

One Key to Success: A Belief in a Future

June 11, 2014
New York Times

Urban Education Lab co-director Jens Ludwig comments on how the Becoming A Man mentoring program helps at-risk students move towards better academic and social outcomes.

Editorial: Stop Holding Us Back

June 7, 2014
New York Times

Robert Balfanz, director of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins, cites the UChicago Consortium on Chicago School Research's pioneering work on on-track in an editorial reviewing how we can in fact solve the dropout crisis. 

Editorial: To solve truancy and absenteeism, put aldermen in charge of community outreach

June 4, 2014
Catalyst Chicago

A guest editorial cites the UChicago Consortium on Chicago School Research's study on the factors behind early truancy and the importance of preschool attendance. 

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