News Archive: 2015

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


Backing Away From Zero Tolerance

March 26, 2015
New York Times

The New York Times Editorial Board examines recent findings on zero tolerance school discipline systems with a focus on moving away from out of school suspensions.

Moving Beyond Soft Skills: Applying Noncognitive Factors in Georgia Schools

March 26, 2015
The Watchdog

Piece on Geogia schools examining noncognitive factors in schools with an emphasis on research by the Consortium.

Suspension Rates Decline for Some CPS Students, U of C Report Finds

March 25, 2015
The Hyde Park Herald

The Hyde Park Herald analyzes a recent study by the Consortium stating that suspension rates are down in CPS.

Why School Suspensions Aren't the Answer

March 25, 2015
Chicago Sun Times - Editorial

The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial board analyzes the Consortium's recent finding that although suspensions are down in Chicago Public Schools, there is still work to be done.


UChicago Report: Most Vulnerable CPS Students Still Suspended at High Rates

March 19, 2015
Chicago Sun Times

The Chicago Sun Times examines the latest Consortium report analyzing CPS discipline policies and their effects.

Fourth Year Hopes Fellowship Will Lead to Career Addressing Disparities in Education

March 19, 2015
UChicago News

Mikaela Betts, a fourth-year undergraduate students at the University of Chicago, has won the Woodrow Wilson Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship for Aspiring Teachers of Color.  She will attent UChicago UTEP with the scholarship. 


Suspension Down for all CPS Students, Except Black Students, Study Finds

March 19, 2015
DNA Info

DNA Info examines the latest report by the Consortium which finds that CPS out-of-school suspension rates are on the decline.

The Myth of "Grade Level"

March 19, 2015
US News and World Report

Elaine Allensworth of the Consortium explains why the focus on "grade-level" success may not be the most valuable usage of instructional time to improve student outcomes.

Department of Ed Hosts Forum Encouraging Educators to Push Students Toward College Completion

March 12, 2015

The Consortium's research is cited in this piece on the recent US Deptartment of Education summit in Chicago, where pushing to get students through college was the focus. 

$10 Million Pritzker Gift Helps UChicago Expand Evidence-Based Labs Project

March 10, 2015
Chicago Sun-Times

The University of Chicago is using a $10 million gift from the Pritzker family foundation to create a network of five laboratories to design and test solutions to the inner city’s toughest issues: Crime, health, education, poverty and wise use of energy and the environment.

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