About UEI

The mission of the Urban Education Institute is to create knowledge to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.

Research, practice, policy, and innovation on what matters most

Across four integrated units, UEI conducts rigorous applied research, trains exemplary teachers and school leaders, operates a multi-campus pre-K to 12 charter school, and provides empirically-based tools and training to schools nationwide. UEI's work and expertise bring into focus what matters most for:


No other institution in the country joins these domains of work and depth of expertise under a single roof. This integrated whole creates a powerful mechanism to improve student outcomes nationwide—UEI is uniquely positioned to make lasting and significant changes to the quality of American education.

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