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


You Won't Believe This High School Valedictorian's GPA

May 20, 2014

As more research suggests GPA is a strong indicator of college success, an article cites the Urban Education Lab's study showing targeted tutoring and mentoring's benefits for at-risk youth.

Slowing the revolving door

May 7, 2014
Catalyst Chicago

A piece on the problem of high teacher turnover cites findings from the UChicago Consortium on Chicago School Research showing turnover is highest in schools with the severest poverty.

CPS implementing `five essentials` to create better schools, seeing results

May 7, 2014
FOX Chicago

UEI director Tim Knowles discusses the critical 5Essentials research and survey tool that CPS has been taking to heart for deep school improvement. 

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

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.

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