News Archive: 2014


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

 

Editorial: Turnaround for struggling schools worth the upheaval

April 17, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

An editorial cites 2012 UChicago CCSR research that found CPS turnarounds showed progress despite continuing to be low-achieving schools.  

Making College Dreams a Reality: Ten Outstanding Illinois Charter Public School Seniors Honored in Charter-to-College Scholarship Competition

April 10, 2014
Digital Journal

Priscilla Agbeo, a UChicago Charter School Woodlawn senior headed to Stanford University, is the top $10,000 winner in the Charter-to-College Scholarship competition. 

District 65 seeks input on learning, school climate from community

April 10, 2014
Lake Forester

UEI director Tim Knowles comments as District 65 prepares to participate in Illinois' second annual 5Essentials school climate survey.

Chicago's $8 million push to protect students from gangs

April 10, 2014
CNN

CCSR director Elaine Allensworth weighs in on the impact perceptions of safety have on school success, as the city monitors CPS's Safe Passage program.

Hyde Park schools to adopt new CPS computer science curriculum

April 9, 2014
Hyde Park Herald

The UChicago Charter School Woodlawn Campus is among the 46 CPS schools selected to pilot the city's new computer science curriculum.

A push for charter schools, but little difference in test scores

April 6, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

UChicago CCSR director Elaine Allensworth comments on studying what high-performing neighborhood and charter schools are doing right to share best practices. 

Emanuel delivers on promise to expand 'math tutoring on steroids'

March 31, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor Emanuel announces funding to expand UEL-studied math and mentorship programs to 1,000 students, with UEI director Tim Knowles quoted on the programs' power to help young males. 

Helping Low-Income Children Succeed

March 24, 2014
The New York Times Blog: Economix

A blog highlights the success of the UChicago Charter School, one of three solutions for inequality highlighted in Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane's book, Restoring Opportunity: The Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education.

Goren combines local roots with national expertise

March 20, 2014
Evanston Now

Paul Goren, a candidate for superintendent of Evanston/Skokie District 65, emphasizes his local roots and previous experience serving as executive director UChicago CCSR.

Politico Morning Edition: Sorting students

March 20, 2014
Politico

UChicago CCSR finds skill-based sorting has mixed impacts on educational attainment, encouraging careful thought when using the practice.

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