Given our desire for IMPACT, we share our expertise and our work, particularly in the areas of principal preparation, leadership practice, and continuous improvement, to impact urban education in a variety of modes. Among the channels of practice and policy dissemination are publications, policy briefs, advocacy and policy groups memberships, talks and presentations, videos, and social media.
Policy and practice advocacy
Briefs and publications
Selection of School Leadership Candidates for UIC’s EdD Urban Education Leadership Program, Part II, June 2018
In the second of two continuous improvement briefs on selection, Center researchers and EdD program administrators describe how they build program capacity to assess & measure the characteristics they associate with school leader success.
Selection of School Leadership Candidates for UIC’s EdD Urban Education Leadership Program, Part I, April 2017
In this continuous improvement brief on selection, Center researchers and EdD program administrators describe the development of an admissions process to assess characteristics they associate with school leader success.
In 2014, CUEL staff released a policy brief on what principals and districts must do to support new teacher evaluation reforms across states.
Videos and podcasts
Center for Policy Research in Education. (2016, January). K-3 Policymaker’s Guide to Action: Learning from the Education Commission of the States
This video discusses the workforce development of teachers and leaders with an increased emphasis in K-3.
Center for Urban Education Leadership. (2016, July 16). Center for Urban Education Leadership: Preparing great school leaders
This video discusses how CUEL and the EdD program transform high-needs urban schools by developing and supporting skilled and visionary school leaders.
This video discusses the inequities of America’s schools and what must done to turn this situation around.
This video discusses how Illinois transformed principal preparation and licensure with the help of UIC.
The Wallace Foundation. (2016, Oct. 18). Episode Three: The University of Illinois/Chicago – rethinking principal training II
This video discusses UIC EdD program’s development and evolution as a means to improve urban schools.
This video discusses how elements of Illinois’ work to upgrade principal training and licensure have contributed to Chicago’s recent success.
talks and presentations
— Kim Domina Bodensteiner (@KimBodensteiner) October 23, 2018
Shelby Cosner (UIC), Irma Zardoya (NYCLA), Matt Smith (DesMoinesPS), and Richard Gonzales (UCONN) discuss university principal preparation focus on clinical experience #UPPI @EdPolicyAIR @WallaceFdn @NYCLeadership @UD_DASL @NPBEA1 #PSEL #PRINCPREP #UPPI pic.twitter.com/NPbQ4iWDV5
— Jackie Wilson (@jowilson4139) June 8, 2018
A from Dr. Shelby Cosner @UIC_CollegeofEd: UIC continues to collect data on @UIC_CUEL candidates in their placements to see how they are performing over time and what supports are needed. #TNEduLeaders pic.twitter.com/9mLt7fN2Sz
— SCORE (@SCORE4Schools) May 21, 2018
#UCEA18 Town Hall sponsored by @WallaceFdn! Steve Murdock, Earl Franks, Pedro Reyes, Andy Cole & Steve Tozer address how the #edleadership field needs to evolve to meet the needs of the next generation of schools and students. @NAESP @ProfessorReyes1 @efranksnaesp pic.twitter.com/c1m8f6rksG
— UCEA (@UCEA) November 16, 2018