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


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. 

Urban Teens Publicly Debate Financial Topics That Will Shape Their Futures And Ours

May 30, 2014

UChicago Charter students Daniel McGary and Gerard Gueringer win a debate championship focused on financial literacy, as Forbes urges businesses to engage urban youth in public discussion of important topics.

Researchers: If students believe they can get smarter, they often do

May 22, 2014
The Seattle Times

Consortium on Chicago School Research Camille Farrington's research is cited as part of a growing body of work on the impact noncognitive factors like growth mindsets have on academic performance.

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.

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