Press Releases

A collection of UEI press releases.


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

UChicago Impact partners with GrowCommunity schools to create a high-performing, neighborhood PreK-12 network in Chicago

Alds. Ameya Pawar (47th), Tom Tunney (44th), and Pat O'Conner (40th) launched the overall GROWCommunity initiative at Amundsen High School on February 7, 2015
April 16, 2015

CHICAGO—April 16—GrowCommunity, a community effort created earlier this year to improve and support PreK-12 neighborhood schools in Chicago, announced this week a new partnership with the University of Chicago's Urban Education Institute to catalyze school improvement efforts at Lake View and Amu

New UChicago Urban Labs Initiative Expands Urban Education Institute's Partnerships and Reach

Urban Labs Photo
March 9, 2015

CHICAGO—MARCH 9, 2015—The University of Chicago is creating a new institution, UChicago Urban Labs, to address daunting urban problems and help realize the promise of cities in an era of global urbanization.

New Consortium study finds most students landed in higher-rated schools after closures, but faced barriers to attending top-tier schools

Chicago School Closings Study Report Cover
January 22, 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Emily Krone
University of Chicago 
Consortium on Chicago School Research 

Consortium report finds thousands more CPS students will earn four-year college degrees due to rising high school graduation and college enrollment rates

UEI's Tim Knowles and Elaine Allensworth present a panel discussion at the To&Through launch with Greg Darneider, Senior Advisor to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the College Access Initiative
December 9, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: Emily Krone
University of Chicago 
Consortium on Chicago School Research 

New Initiative in 34 CPS Middle Schools Aims to Increase Students’ Likelihood of Future Success

The Success Project
November 6, 2014

For Immediate Release
Contact: John Gasko, CEO, UChicago Impact | 773-834-0096w | 512-203-5841c

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