Editorial: The Great Teachers and Principals Act

June 25, 2014
The Washington Post Blog: Answer Sheet

An editorial revisits and questions the implications of the Growing Excellent Achievement Training Academies (GREAT) Teachers and Principals Act.

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.

Barack Obama College Prep and the importance of Freshman year

April 25, 2014
WBEZ

Melissa Roderick discusses the new UChicago CCSR report showing 20 schools that focused on freshman on-track saw dramatic gains in graduation rates, and how on-track triggered from the bottom-up Chicago's climbing high school graduation rates.

Editorial: Chicago’s graduation rates at new heights

April 25, 2014
Chicago Tribune

UEI director Tim Knowles lays out how UChicago CCSR's freshman on-track indicator triggered a system-wide shift in graduation rates, urging other cities to learn from Chicago's example turning research into practice.