Feature Stories

A collection of UEI feature stories.


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.

University launches To&Through Campaign to close college attainment gap

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave the keynote address
September 20, 2016

The University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute and Network for College Success are launching a new initiative to help more Chicago high schoolers graduate from college, anchored by a first-of-its-kind 

Washington Post Examines Early-Warning Systems to Improve High School Graduation Rates

June 29, 2016

Consortium Director Elaine Allensworth weighs in on the discussion around early-warning indicators as more predictive of future student success than test scores.

New Study Examines How REACH Students Teacher Evaluation Scores Relate to School, Teacher Characteristics

January 12, 2016

A new research report from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (Consortium) finds teachers with the lowest scores on the REACH Students