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


Can Collaboration Between Schools, Unions fix Failing Campuses?

December 2, 2014
LA Times

The Consortium's Organizing Schools for Improvement report is cited on relational trust being a key lever for school success.

College Success is Linked to Success in Middle School, Study Says: Higher Education Roundup

December 2, 2014

The Consortium's report on the connection between middle school grades and attendance, and future success is summarized.

Record US High School Graduation Rate of Black and Hispanic Youth

December 1, 2014

Freshman On-Track is cited as one of the ways Chicago has worked to improve graduation rates city-wide.

Pausing to Praise CPS

December 1, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

Barbara Byrd-Bennett praises CPS on recent progress, including freshmen on-track rates.

CPS Tests Causing More Anxiety in Teacher Evaluations

November 28, 2014
WBEZ 91.5

The Consortium's recent report on teacher reactions to new evaluations is analyzed.

Chicago Teachers Endorse New Evaluations Even with Extra Stress

November 26, 2014
Education Post

The Consortium's release on teacher evaluations is summarized, stating that teachers remain "upbeat" about the new system despite reporting additional stress. 

Early Learning Needs Accountability Too

November 25, 2014
Education Week

The Consortium's five essentials for organizing schools for improvement are cited in this piece on the importance of holding schools accountable for early childhood learning, and for using more than test scores to do so. 

Missing School Days Matters - Even in Pre-K

November 24, 2014
The Wall Street Journal

The Consortium's research is cited suggesting that attendance matters, even as early as pre-k.


Detroit's Central Collegiate Academy Becomes Star in Urban School Reform

November 20, 2014
Digital Journal

UEI rated Central Collegiate Academy, the oldest high school in Detroit, as "strong" - the only SIG high school in Detroit to earn such a ranking.

State sees some progress, but not for poor kids: report

November 20, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

Tim Knowles is quoted on the importance of not getting caught up on short-term indicators at the expense of the bigger picture, as well as keeping kids on-track for graduation.

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