Authorities seek solutions to K-8 absenteeism in Chicago schools
December 2012 - After a Chicago Tribune investigation revealed an epidemic of truancy and chronic absenteeism in Chicago Public Schools, a new report shows that viable solutions to the problem are being implemented. One program that received Tribune coverage was "Check and Connect," an anti-truancy program being evaluated UEL Co-Director Jonathan Guryan.
July 2012 - A UChicago Crime Lab study provides evidence that a violence reduction program resulted in a sizable decline in violent crime arrests and increased school engagement. UEL will conduct the second phase of this research as it expands to over 2,000 CPS students in the next three years.
January 2012 - Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the Urban Education Lab will partner with the City of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools to study the effects of the full school day initiative in Chicago.
October 2011 - UEL Affiliates Daniel Aaronson and Bhashkar Mazumder's paper on Rosenwald Schools and black achievement was featured as the lead paper in the October issue of the Journal of Political Economy.
September 2011 - The UEL was recently featured in a press release on the White House's new "Digital Promise" initiative to advance the use of technologies in teaching and learning.