News Archive: 2016

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


U.S. High School Grad Rate Reaches Record Mark

October 17, 2016
WTTW Chicago Tonight

Director Alex Seeskin weighs in on improving U.S. high school graduation rates and what The To&Through Project is doing to improve not only high school but college attainment in Chicago and beyond.

A CPS Celebration.. and a Challenge

September 7, 2016
Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune acknowledges a focus on Freshman On Track as leading to high graduation rates across the district. 

The School that Art Saved

September 2, 2016
Christian Science Monitor

Consortium Deputy Director Jenny Nagaokea is quoted in this piece that explores how a Bridgeport, CT school is using the arts to foster school improvement.

Chicago's Best Public Schools

August 22, 2016
Chicago Magazine

Chicago Magazine evaluates Chicago Public Schools looking at more than just standardized test scores to rank the best schools. Tim Knowles and Elaine Allensworth are quoted throughout.