Consortium researcher Julia Gwynne speaks on new findings showing that raising academic standards can backfire if classroom order and student engagement decline.
AUGUST 26, 2014 – The city announced that Chicago Public Schools (CPS) posted a record high graduation rate of 69.4 percent, a 4 percent increase over the previous year and the largest two-year increase in the district's history.
Elaine Allensworth of the Consortium on Chicago School Research comments on the multiple issues to consider when analyzing the potential effects of social promotion or retention in the grades.
The Consortium's research on school closings and preschool attendance is cited in an analysis of truancy trends across CPS.
UEI director Tim Knowles weighs in as the Consortium on Chicago School Research embarks on a follow-up study of the impact of CPS's closing of 50 schools in 2013.
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.
Two of the nation’s leading economists and education scholars—Harvard University’s Richard Murnane and University of California-Irvine’s Greg Duncan—showcase the UChicago Charter School North Kenwood/Oakland Campus in their most r
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