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improving urban schooling –

the promise and peril


  • Promise

  • The Higher Your Educational Attainment,

  • the More Likely You Are to:

  • Live

  • Be employed

  • Stay out of prison

  • Earn higher income

  • Vote

  • Exercise

  • Volunteer

  • Give blood

  • Have children with higher educational attainment


The Six to 100 Problem

African American

Latino

White/Other

Of 100 13 year olds, how many….

Graduate high school by age 19

Enter a four-year college within one year after high school

Graduate from a four-year college within six years (by age 24 or 25)

Total

Female Male

Female Male

Female Male

.


The Urban Education Institute


  • Urban Education Institute

    • Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR)

    • Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP)

    • University of Chicago Charter School (UCCS)

    • Tools for Schools


Evidence


  • Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR)

  • Inform policy, practice, public

  • Influence Chicago reform for 20 years

  • Use variety of formats and forums

  • High technical quality but accessible

  • Inspire creation of other consortia

  • Create indicators—influencing CPS, state and federal policy


District-Level Evidence

Indicator Development

Percent of freshmen on-track to graduate

CPS adds on-track to HS accountability

CPS pilots freshmen interventions

CPS implements early warning system

CCSR publishes school-by-schoolreports

CCSR publishes report using on-track

CCSR publishes report detailing on-track indicator

CCSR publishes “What Matters”


School-Level Evidence:Essential Supports for School Improvement


Effective Teacher Training,

Support and Supervision


50% of urban teachers leave

the profession within 5 years


We currently have a broken system for preparing, supporting, and rewarding teachers.

The Typical Pathway to Teaching


The Vast Majority of Teachers Rated Excellent or Superior


  • Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP)

  • Training and retaining urban teachers

  • Extended residency

  • In-classroom coaching support UEI

  • 95% retention rate in last 6 years

  • Secondary program (2009–10)

  • Shared instructional model with UCCS

  • Training/placing in schools with shared instructional model


Models of Excellent Schooling


  • University of Chicago Charter School (UCCS)

  • Creating reliably excellent schools

  • Shared conception of strong instruction

  • Diagnostics/targeted intervention

  • Expanded instructional time

  • PreK-12th grade pathway

  • Training, support, incentives for teachers

  • Engagement of family and community


Black-White Achievement Gap for NKO

3rd Grade Meets & Exceeds for Reading


High School Graduation Rates


  • Committee on Education

  • Locus of scholarship in education

  • Diverse disciplinary perspectives

  • Fosters excellent scholarship in education

    • Interchange across disciplines

    • Interplay between researchers and practitioners

  • Faculty deeply involved in work throughout UEI


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