The mission of the Urban Education Institute is to create knowledge to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.
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 and expertise bring into focus what matters most for:

Our Knowledge

The knowledge produced by UEI broadly encompasses five primary categories: students and learning, teachers and instruction, leadership and accountability, school structure and organization, and high school and college success. Read more in depth about our knowledge below. 


Our Impact

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More than 2.8 million students nationwide have used UChicago Impact's tools and supporting services.
100% of the UChicago Charter School's graduating seniors have been accepted to college for six years in a row.
90% of UChicago UTEP's graduates remain teaching in urban school districts after 5 years, vs. the national average of 50%.
Over the last 10 years, at least 13 cities have replicated the UChicago Consortium's model for place-based research.