New Consortium study finds most students landed in higher-rated schools after closures, but faced barriers to attending top-tier schools
New UChicago Consortium Report: Thousands more CPS students will earn four-year college degrees due to rising high school graduation and college enrollment rates
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
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.
Leading economists feature UChicago Charter School NKO as a proven, replicable initiative in book, "Restoring Opportunity"
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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