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

 

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. 

The Big Sort: How Chicago's school choice system is tracking kids into separate high schools based on achievement

July 16, 2014
WBEZ

Consortium director Elaine Allensworth comments on the choice facing Chicago regarding systemic sorting, as the Consortium works on a report analyzing the effects of CPS's portfolio of schools model.

Editorial: College can start in high school

July 13, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

CPS CEO Barbara Bryd-Bennett cites the city's climbing on-track rate, a measure developed and shown by the Consortium on Chicago School Research to have propelled high school graduation rates in Chicago. 

Editorial: California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws

July 12, 2014
Chicago Tribune

UEI director Tim Knowles comments on the importance of ensuring high-needs schools attract and retain the best teachers in an editorial on the Vergara v. California ruling on teacher tenure laws.

Chicago Mishandled School Closures, Says State Panel

July 8, 2014
Education Week

The Consortium on Chicago School Research prepares to release a followup study of CPS school closings as the district faces scrutiny.

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