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

 

Editorial: Demand excellence of every city school

May 2, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett cite the UChicago Consortium on Chicago School Research's new report on the impact of focusing on ninth-grade on-track.

CPS Kids "On-Track" to Graduate

April 27, 2014
FOX Chicago

As rates of CPS students on-track to graduate reach all-time highs, UEI director Tim Knowles discusses how UChicago CCSR's research and the focused work of CPS teachers and school leaders helped move an entire system.

Kenwood’s college On-Track system lauded

April 27, 2014
Hyde Park Herald

Graduates of Kenwood Academy credit the school's Freshman On-Track program for their success, as new research from UChicago CCSR shows high schools that focused on the Consortium-developed on-track indicator saw big gains in graduation.

Editorial: Chicago’s graduation rates at new heights

April 25, 2014
Chicago Tribune

UEI director Tim Knowles lays out how UChicago CCSR's freshman on-track indicator triggered a system-wide shift in graduation rates, urging other cities to learn from Chicago's example turning research into practice. 

Barack Obama College Prep and the importance of Freshman year

April 25, 2014
WBEZ

Melissa Roderick discusses the new UChicago CCSR report showing 20 schools that focused on freshman on-track saw dramatic gains in graduation rates, and how on-track triggered from the bottom-up Chicago's climbing high school graduation rates.

New $60 Million Chicago High School Will Be Named After Obama

April 25, 2014
The Daily Caller

Mayor Emanuel cites new UChicago CCSR findings showing CPS's focus on the Consortium-developed freshman on-track indicator helped trigger districtwide climbs in graduation rates. 

Closer look: CPS graduation projections look better than ever

April 24, 2014
FOX Chicago

A closer look at Hancock, one of 20 schools studied in the new UChicago CCSR report showing a focus on ninth-grade yielded dramatic results, illustrates how CPS is achieving all-time highs for students on-track to graduate high school.

Emanuel touts U. of C. study to show CPS gains

April 24, 2014
Chicago Tribune

Mayor Emanuel lauds CPS's improvement on the UChicago CCSR-developed on-track indicator as new Consortium research shows schools that focused on freshman on-track saw dramatic improvements in graduation rates three years later.

Editorial: Ninth grade is the key to graduation

April 24, 2014
Chicago Tribune

An editorial celebrates the thousands more students who will graduate high school thanks to Chicago's successful focus on UChicago CCSR's ninth-grade on-track indicator and urges all to stay focused. 

CPS On-Track for Best Graduation Rate

April 24, 2014
FOX Chicago

A student at Juarez High School praises his principal for helping freshman get on-track to graduate, as new research from UChicago CCSR shows 20 high schools that focused on improving on-track saw dramatic gains in graduation rates.  

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