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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 

Study finds increase in academic standards may backfire if students are disengaged

September 12, 2014

Consortium researcher Julia Gwynne speaks on new findings showing that raising academic standards can backfire if classroom order and student engagement decline. 

CPS Graduation Rate Jumps 4% to Record High: Ninth Grade "On-Track" Focus Continues to Drive System-wide Improvements

On-Track Grad Rate 20140827
August 26, 2014

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.

Districts Weigh Student Retention with Stigma of Being "Held Back"

August 14, 2014
The Hechinger Report

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. 

Absenteeism and truancy down, but not at welcoming schools

August 6, 2014
Catalyst Chicago

The Consortium's research on school closings and preschool attendance is cited in an analysis of truancy trends across CPS.

Editorial: School reforms that actually work

August 5, 2014
The Washington Post

An editorial cites the Consortium's "5Essentials Supports" research from its seminal book, making a case for reforms that build school capacity for lasting change.

Year later, much has been learned about school closings

June 14, 2014
Chicago Tribune

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. 

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. 

Leading economists feature UChicago Charter School NKO as a proven, replicable initiative in book, "Restoring Opportunity"

Restoring Opportunity
June 5, 2014

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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