News Archive: 2015

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


Turning Conflict into Trust Improves Schools and Student Learning

March 4, 2015
Albert Shanker Institute

Greg Anrig examines the effect of collaboration and trust on school improvement and student learning, citing research from The Consortium.

The Aftermath: Report shows that families make hard choices in the wake of school closings

February 27, 2015
South Side Weekly

South Side Weekly examines the Consortium's recent school closings report, and details the decisions parents have to make when enrolling their children in new schools.

University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program gets new DIrector

February 25, 2015
The Hyde Park Herald

UEI Names Tanika Island Director of UChicago UTEP.

In the Middle

January 29, 2015
WTTW Chicago Tonight

Chicago Tonight takes a more in-depth look at UChicago's Success Project as it takes off within the Chicago Public Schools.

Chicago Closings Lead Most Students to Higher Performing Schools but Improvement Varied

January 28, 2015
The Hyde Park Herald

The Hyde Park Herald looks into the recent study by the Consortium which indicated that although most students affected by the Chicago school closings ended up in higher performing schools, the results are varied.

Closing all Those Schools May not Have Been Such a Disaster After All

January 26, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times

The Sun-Times analyzes the latest report on the Chicago school closings by the Consortium, which found that most students ended up in at least marginally better performing schools.

Arts Integration (with Celebrity Visitors) May Help School Turnaround, Study Finds

January 23, 2015
Education Week

Sara Stoelinga evaluates Arts Integration curriculum and finds that it might help school turnaround.

Flannery Fired Up: 2013 School Closings

January 23, 2015
Fox News Chicago

Mike Flannery of Fox Chicago analyzes the findings of the Consortium's report on the Chicago School Closings of 2013.

One Third of Students Affected by Chicago School Closings of 2013 Land in Lowest Rated Schools; Study Says

January 23, 2015
ABC 7 Chicago

ABC Channel 7 news examines The Consortium's report on the Chicago school closings of 2013.

Study on Chicago Schools Closings Evaluates where Students Ended Up

January 22, 2015

A quick story summarizing the latest findings by the Consortium on where students who were displaced by the Chicago school closings of 2013 ended up.

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