UIC Leaders Win Blue Ribbon Awards 2018

On October 1, 2018, national Blue Ribbon Award Schools were announced. Only 24 schools in Illinois won the award, including private schools: about half a percent of all Illinois schools won. Three of these are UIC connected:  Karen Valentine at Edison Regional Gifted...

How Do Principals Help Student Learning?

Our very own alum, Patrick McGill, EdD, former principal at George Westinghouse College Prep, is interviewed by Education Week on the impact a principal has on teacher learning. Click here to watch the video.

New Chicago schools chief faces challenges despite major strides

Chicago Public Schools, one of the largest school systems in the country, is reporting academic improvement in spite of past troubles. Now city leaders are looking to new CEO Janice Jackson to keep things moving forward. Special correspondent Kavitha Cardoza of...
Unpacking Chicago’s Education Gains: Lessons for Scaling

Unpacking Chicago’s Education Gains: Lessons for Scaling

Amidst a lot of dreary education news, a quietly released study from last fall revealed a surprising bright spot: From 2009 to 2014, Chicago public school students, on average, learned more between third and eighth grade than did their peers across the United States....
CPS Board Approves Janice Jackson As New CEO

CPS Board Approves Janice Jackson As New CEO

Cohort 2 superstar, Janice Jackson EdD, is approved as the next CEO of the Chicago Public Schools.  She identifies three commitments in her first public comments to the Board of Education.  Read the full story here.