In 2018, CUEL was honored in Washington, DC with the Spotlight on Quality in Continuous Improvement Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. CUEL received the award for its long-standing collaborative work with the UIC EdD Urban Education Leadership Program to apply continuous improvement approaches to leadership preparation and development. Work on the program’s selection progress documented in two continuous improvement briefs (Part I and Part II) served as a specific illustration of this quality. CUEL was one of six organizations nationally to receive the award in 2018. Carnegie’s Spotlight program, launched in 2017, aims to provide educational organizations and improvement networks with clear and powerful examples of the application of improvement principles, methods, and tools to solve educational problems.