Tag Archive: Timothy Knowles


On your marks: States are starting to test teachers

November 9, 2013
The Economist

UEI director Tim Knowles comments on the weaknesses of current models of teacher evaluation as states push rapidly towards greater accountability. 

PreK-3 Literacy: A Chat with UEI Director Timothy Knowles

Tim Knowles - McKnight Early Literacy Interview
November 4, 2013

On October 22, 2013, the McKnight Foundation convened an expert panel event focused on how to create a consistent, high-quality educational experience from age 3 to grade 3.

Chicago opens new school year: Will it be less testy than the last?

August 26, 2013
The Christian Science Monitor

UEI director Tim Knowles outlines the fiscal and political challenges facing CPS as school resumes and finds some reason for hope in the district's rising graduation rates.

CPS' first day awaits amid budget cuts, school closings

August 25, 2013
Chicago Tribune

UEI director Tim Knowles weighs in on the challenges facing CPS as school resumes amid closure transitions and budget cuts. 

Cal State Long Beach, Little Lake school district to develop math teachers

July 25, 2013
Los Angeles Wave

One of several school districts prepares to partner with a California State University campus for the UEI and 100Kin10's new initiative to study innovative ways to improve math education.

4 Big Questions Looming Over Chicago's School Closings

May 24, 2013
The Atlantic Cities

UEI director Tim Knowles weighs in on academic, safety, and political challenges as Chicago Public Schools prepares to implement 50 school closures.

Losers In Chicago School Closings Target Elected Officials

May 23, 2013
NPR

UEI director Tim Knowles comments on the importance of school and safety investments in implementing the closure of 50 Chicago Public Schools. 

Fewer than 5 CPS schools expected to be spared

May 21, 2013
Chicago Tribune

UEI director Tim Knowles comments on the need for sincere dialogue on community concerns as Chicago prepares to vote on 53 school closings.

Can $86 Million Save a Neighborhood?

January 17, 2013
Chicago Magazine

UEI director Tim Knowles weighs in on Gary Comer's philanthropy and the time lag between system investments and results. 

Common Core

October 16, 2012
Chicago Tonight

UEI director Tim Knowles weighs in on the streamlining of standards as Illinois and 45 other states prepare for the Common Core. 

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