Chicago Isn't Waiting for Superman

September 5, 2014
U.S. News and World Report

John Dewey Director of UEI Tim Knowles' OpEd on the new problem Chicago Public Schools are facing - not enough chairs for all of the students staying in school!  Focusing on 9th grade on-track indicators is an efficient way to keep graduation rates up across the nation.  

Chicago Public Schools Reports Graduation Rate Up

August 27, 2014
Chicago Tribune

The Consortium's recent report that 82% of last year's freshmen were on track to graduate is cited as indication that CPS graduation rates will continue to increase over the next years.

Editorial: College can start in high school

July 13, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

CPS CEO Barbara Bryd-Bennett cites the city's climbing on-track rate, a measure developed and shown by the Consortium on Chicago School Research to have propelled high school graduation rates in Chicago. 

Editorial: Stop Holding Us Back

June 7, 2014
New York Times

Robert Balfanz, director of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins, cites the UChicago Consortium on Chicago School Research's pioneering work on on-track in an editorial reviewing how we can in fact solve the dropout crisis. 

Editorial: Demand excellence of every city school

May 2, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times

Mayor Emanuel and CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett cite the UChicago Consortium on Chicago School Research's new report on the impact of focusing on ninth-grade on-track.

CPS Kids "On-Track" to Graduate

April 27, 2014
FOX Chicago

As rates of CPS students on-track to graduate reach all-time highs, UEI director Tim Knowles discusses how UChicago CCSR's research and the focused work of CPS teachers and school leaders helped move an entire system.