Feature Stories

A collection of UEI feature stories.


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

UEI and Urban Labs appoint communications strategy expert Dayna Dion to advance national impact

October 13, 2015

OCT. 13, 2015 — Dayna Dion, an expert in large-scale brand, media, and communication strategies, has been named the Senior Director of National and Global Engagement of the University of Chicago Urban Labs and the Urban Education Institute (UEI).

New Report Finds Racial Disparities in Suspension Rates Driven by Schools with Concentrated Disadvantage

September 24, 2015

Students’ risk of suspension is more strongly determined by which school they attend than by their backgrounds—including their race, gender or income.

New Report Offers First In-Depth Look at Statewide School Climate Survey Results

June 30, 2015

In the first comprehensive analysis of Illinois’ statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions, a new report released Tuesday by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR) finds systematic differences among schools in the degree to which students

New Report Offers Comprehensive Look at What Kids Need to Succeed as Adults

June 23, 2015

CHICAGO (June 23) – Amid growing recognition that strong academic skills alone are not enough for young people to become successful adults, a new comprehensive report offers wide-ranging evidence to show what young people need to develop from preschool to young adulthood to succeed in college and