Feature Stories

A collection of UEI feature stories.


Tanika Island Childress Appointed CEO of UChicago Charter School

May 31, 2017

The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute names Tanika Island Childress CEO of the UChicago Charter School

Consortium and America's Promise Leadership Shed Light on Improving High School Graduation and the To&Through Project

March 30, 2017

John Gomperts of America's Promise and Consortium Deputy Director Jenny Nagaoka share six ways to improve high school gradution with Education Week.

Former UChicago Charter CEO Presents at SXSWedu

March 7, 2017

Former UChicago Charter School CEO Shayne Evans presented at SXSWedu on March 7, 2017 discussing the importance of developing a sense of student agency, and explaining how UChicago Charter is fostering it from PreK on. 

UChicago Charter Alum Profiled for Education Post

December 21, 2016

UChicago Charter alum Priscilla Agbeo shared her triumphs and struggles on the path to and through Stanford with Education Post.

UChicago Urban Education Institute director to become first female president of Carroll University

November 29, 2016

Sara Ray Stoelinga, currently the Sara Liston Spurlark Director of The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute (UEI), announced today that she will depart in July 2017 to become the President of Carroll University

UEI leaders illuminate how researchers and practitioners are tackling absenteeism in Chicago

October 17, 2016

Incisive research from the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute on the prevalence and consequences of absenteeism in Chicago schools has highlighted the dramatic effects of even moderate amounts of absences on grades, graduation rates, and student success in college.