The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute (UEI) has a new leader with the appointment of Sara Ray Stoelinga as the Sara Liston Spurlark Director.
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.
Tim Knowles is quoted extensively throughout this piece by MinnPost regarding Minnesota's work with UEI and Impact's STEP to improve literacy across the state.
Continuing the effort to make 2014 a year of action focused on expanding opportunity for all Americans, President Obama announced additional funding commitments for the My Brother's Keeper initiative, including $10 million for the expansion of the
UEI director Tim Knowles comments as $10 million in new federal funds will help support UEI's large-scale study of the BAM mentoring and Match tutoring companion programs.
UEI director Tim Knowles comments on the importance of ensuring high-needs schools attract and retain the best teachers in an editorial on the Vergara v. California ruling on teacher tenure laws.
UEI hosted Harvard economist Dr. Richard Murnane at a talk for his new book "Restoring Opportunity," featuring the UChicago Charter NKO Campus as a scalable solution for excellent schooling.
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