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  • Urban Education Institute | The University of Chicago
    as Adults Consortium report identifies key factors children need to develop to navigate life successfully Learn More UEI Director Sara Ray Stoelinga wins prestigious University of Chicago Quantrell Award for undergraduate teaching Sara Liston Spurlark Director of UEI recognized for outstanding teaching on education reform and policy Learn More UEI hosts 68th Annual Education Writers Association National Seminar UEI Chairman Tim Knowles kicks off EWA2015 with a welcome talk on the University of Chicago campus Learn More Featured Op Ed Chicago Hope Despite challenges Chicago high schools have improved graduation rates and are striving for greater levels of college attainment The UEI Postcards Project A peek inside the hearts and minds of UEI students teachers and staff What matters for college success Learn about The To Through Project UEI in the News Can 25 Billion get 500 Poor Kids to and Through College One Billionaire is Trying Hechinger Report Arne Duncan Stepping Down Returning to Chicago Chicago Tribune CPS Success Yes Chicago Tribune Commentary Race Based Disparities Persist in CPS Discipline Report NBC Chicago U of C Report Broad race based disparities persist in CPS discipline Chicago Tribune Chicago s High Suspension Rates Driven by Schools with Concentrated Poverty Education Week More UEI news UTEP Application Apply here to join next year s talented cohort of future urban educators UEI Newsletter Join our email list Read the latest newsletters Follow Us Facebook Twitter Flickr About UEI The mission of the Urban Education Institute is to create knowledge to produce reliably excellent urban schooling Research practice policy and innovation on what matters most Across four integrated units UEI conducts rigorous applied research trains exemplary teachers and school leaders operates a multi campus pre K to 12 charter school and provides empirically based tools and training to schools nationwide UEI s work

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  • About UEI | Urban Education Institute | The University of Chicago
    the progress of urban school systems partnering closely with district leaders creating and administering longitudinal surveys of schools and creating indicators and methods to deepen understanding of school reform and improve educational practice UChicago CCSR has inspired replicas in New York City Los Angeles Baltimore San Diego and other major cities nationwide Trains exemplary teachers and leaders University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program UChicago UTEP prepares exemplary teachers for Chicago Public Schools while empirically testing a model for urban teacher preparation and support UChicago UTEP is a two year graduate program accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education Students enroll in rigorous course work and receive intensive clinical preparation over a 15 month period Graduates receive three years of in classroom coaching upon entry into Chicago schools UChicago UTEP s five year retention rate is 90 far exceeding the national rate of 50 of teachers leaving the profession within five years Operates a multi campus pre K to 12 school University of Chicago Charter School UChicago Charter School is a pre K 12th pathway to college UChicago Charter s four campuses educate 1 900 students on Chicago s South Side near the University The Donoghue and North Kenwood Oakland campuses serve pre K 5th grade students the Carter G Woodson campus serves 6th 8th grade students and the Woodlawn campus serves 6th 12th grade students UChicago Charter School is non selective admitting all students by lottery 100 of graduating seniors have been accepted to college for three years in a row and UChicago Charter has one the highest college persistence rates of any non selective high school in the city of Chicago Provides empirically based tools and training nationwide UChicago Impact provides schools school systems and states with the highest quality research based diagnostic tools and training designed to produce reliably excellent schooling UChicago Impact tools and training are derived from knowledge culled across UEI from our applied research teacher training and the day to day operation of effective schools All UChicago Impact products are research and practice based designed to improve instruction leadership and college readiness and to accelerate academic achievement UChicago Impact currently works in 60 major cities across 29 states including some of the highest performing school systems and charter management organizations nationwide 5Essentials is an evidence based system designed to drive improvement in schools nationwide The 5Essential system reliably measures changes in a school organization through its survey predicts school success through analysis and provides individualized actionable reports to schools districts parents and community partners and professional development to school leadership and teachers Created at the University of Chicago the STEP Strategic Teaching and Evaluation of Progress tool for pre K to grade 3 is a developmental literacy assessment that includes a set of tools tightly aligned with scientifically established milestones in reading development It is used in school districts and networks throughout the country large and small 6to16 is a classroom and online high school and college readiness program for grades 6 to

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  • News | Urban Education Institute | The University of Chicago
    get more students through college Arne Duncan Stepping Down Returning to Chicago October 5 2015 Chicago Tribune Tim Knowles is quoted on Arne Duncan s legacy in response to recent resignation by the US Secretary of Education CPS Success Yes October 2 2015 Chicago Tribune Commentary Stephanie Banchero of the Joyce Foundation and Robin Steans of Advance Illinois examine progress of CPS in light of recent challenges Consortium research is mentioned Race Based Disparities Persist in CPS Discipline Report September 23 2015 NBC Chicago NBC writes a summary of latest Consortium findings that although race based disparities persist in CPS discipline highly disadvantaged students clustered in less than 10 of schools account for much of the results U of C Report Broad race based disparities persist in CPS discipline September 22 2015 Chicago Tribune Chigao Tribune examines Consortium findings that CPS schools with the highest reported suspension rates also serve the most vulnerable populations Chicago s High Suspension Rates Driven by Schools with Concentrated Poverty September 22 2015 Education Week Education Week summarizes the Consortium s findings on school discipline Most Vulnerable CPS Students Suspended Most Often September 22 2015 Chicago Reporter Melissa Sanchez of the Chicago Report does an in depth analysis of Consortium s Discipline Report Conference and New Research Takes a Broader Look at the College Match Challenge August 6 2015 Inside Higher Ed Inside Higher Ed examines the importance of college match particularly for minority students The Consortium is cited The International Baccalaureate Could it Rescue Thai Education August 6 2015 Asian Correspondent The Consortium s IB study is referenced in this piece that weighs the benefits of expanding IB in Thailand The Building Blocks for Youth Success Q A with the Consortium on Chicago School Research July 9 2015 Every Hour Counts Education Blog Every

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  • Schooling | Urban Education Institute | The University of Chicago
    of students for college acceptance and graduation through a PreK to 12 superhighway that cultivates critical thinkers and leaders Students are admitted by a random lottery without academic screening The UChicago Charter campuses demonstrate that it is not only possible but probable that urban children achieve at high levels given the proper academic and social supports within a culture of achievement Our campuses also serve as a training ground for the next generation of teachers and as our locus of cutting edge work to design new tools and practices that improve teaching and learning Our campuses are The North Kenwood Oakland Campus founded in 1998 originally served grades prekindergarten through 8 but with the opening of the Carter G Woodson Campus in 2008 NKO now serves grades prekindergarten through 5 In 2005 UEI replicated NKO with the opening of the Donoghue Campus which educates children from prekindergarten through grade 5 The Carter G Woodson Campus opened in 2008 and is named for one of the University of Chicago s first African American graduates Carter G Woodson serves grades 6 through 8 Read about our Middle School Model The Woodlawn Campus established in 2006 serves grades 6 through 12 UCW provides a strong foundation for college study beginning in 6th grade Birth to College Education Pathway In 2009 the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute UEI and the Ounce of Prevention Fund the Ounce embarked on an effort to form a partnership whose vision is to build a model of public education for children and their families that begins at birth and creates success in school college and life The goal is to collaboratively and continuously align and create instructional practices and academic and social supports to demonstrate a new model of public education that seamlessly and successfully prepares children for

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  • Applied Research | Urban Education Institute | The University of Chicago
    engagement and strong ongoing relationships with the school district conducting scientifically rigorous research with broadly accessible findings building a knowledge base about core problems of urban schools over time promoting extensive outreach to provide information to broad audiences Throughout UChicago CCSR s history its researchers have worked closely with Chicago Public Schools and the broader community to share research findings consider implications and advise on initiatives aimed at addressing needs uncovered by the research UChicago CCSR has 20 full time researchers and releases eight to 12 studies each year These studies have a concrete impact For example research on the key characteristics of elementary schools that improve student learning led CPS to revamp its school improvement planning process for all of its elementary schools At the high school level UChicago CCSR research showing ninth grade as a make it or break it year resulted in CPS creating a tracking system for ninth graders and investing in interventions with students who fall off track Research on college access led to extensive CPS program development including tracking systems to monitor the completion of financial aid forms and the proportion of students at each high school entering and graduating from college On the national level UChicago CCSR researchers provide technical assistance to urban school districts across the nation in developing data systems that will produce key indicators for being on track for high school graduation and for college entrance and completion A growing number of urban centers have also called on UChicago CCSR for assistance in initiating their own research partnerships UChicago CCSR is now supporting the incubation of applied research centers in 20 major urban centers across the country New York City Newark Kansas City and Baltimore have already established research consortia based on UChicago CCSR s work In addition Texas has

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  • Teacher Education | Urban Education Institute | The University of Chicago
    and advance learning in challenging urban environments UChicago UTEP prepares teachers of the highest caliber for Chicago Public Schools while empirically testing a model for urban teacher preparation Graduates engage in teaching as a highly intellectual career and are classroom based instructional leaders and agents for educational equity in their schools and community The retention rates for UChicago UTEP graduates dramatically exceed Illinois and Chicago norms Approximately 90 percent of

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  • Tools and Innovation | Urban Education Institute | The University of Chicago
    s 5Essentials School Improvement Tool Adopted Statewide UChicago Impact UChicago Impact provides empirically based tools and supporting services to create reliably excellent schooling We partner with school systems to gather evidence supply expert analysis and build capacity Learn more 5Essentials 5Essentials is a diagnostic assessment of school effectiveness with actionable results based on 20 years of research More than just a school climate survey 5Eessentials provides a validated leading indicator of school improvement and a framework for improving schools Learn more 6to16 6to16 is a college readiness curriculum and social networking tool intended to radically increase the number of urban students who are accepted to and persist through college It starts engaging students early in grade six and supports them through college graduation grade 16 Learn more STEP Strategic Teaching and Evaluation of Progress The STEP Literacy Assessment is a diagnostic and monitoring tool for children s early literacy development STEP shows teachers what students know and what will get them to the next step Learn more UChicago Impact tools are operating in 60 cities across 29 states supporting thousands of schools and 2 8 million students across the country UEI Newsletter Join our email list Read the latest newsletters

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  • Support UEI | Urban Education Institute | The University of Chicago
    leave school able to read at an eighth grade level let alone succeed in college Now urban schools have a powerful advocate the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute UEI was founded on the belief that all children are capable of learning at high levels and being successful in high school and college and that they deserve a fair chance to do so UEI encompasses several different strategies for improving urban schooling The University of Chicago Charter School which has four campuses on the South Side of Chicago The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research which conducts rigorous research on the educational strategies that work and the ones that don t The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program which trains outstanding teachers in the specific skills necessary to succeed in urban schools UChicago Impact which provides empirically based tools and supporting services to improve schooling Together these parts of UEI collaborate to create innovative educational tools that can be used in schools nationwide YOU can help create the programs tools and knowledge needed to improve urban public education Take the opportunity to join this group of donors to enable UEI to shape the future of schooling in

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