Feature Stories

A collection of UEI feature stories.


In Partnership with UChicago Impact, this Chicago School Improved Student-Teacher Relationships

August 24, 2017

Read the full case study on how James B. McPherson Elementary School partnered with UChicago Impact to improve their teacher-student relationships and improve their 5Essentials results. 

Education Week Features Elaine Allensworth in Urban Education Reform Series

July 24, 2017

The UChicago Consortium's Lewis-Sebring Director, Elaine Allensworth, is featured in an EdWeek series on Urban Education Reform, discussing why research says 9th grade is such a critical year for students. 

UChicago Charter School Woodlawn Campus Hosts Changemakers Data Fair

June 27, 2017

UCW 7th grade students presented research and data-driven proposals for solutions to real-world issues at the Changemakers Data Fair on June 14. 

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.

What's Working: In Chicago, Smart Use of Data Works to Get More Young People 'To&Through' College

March 13, 2017

America's Promise Alliance featured the To&Through Project in their "What's Working" series, which highlights promising practices for helping to close the graduation gap in communities and states across the country. 

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.