Institute, Networks & Centers

The Urban Education Institute

The mission of the Urban Education Institute (UEI) is to produce knowledge to create reliably excellent urban schooling and is committed to bridging the worlds of education research and practice in a way that contributes meaningful new knowledge on what matters most for school improvement and student success to educators and education policymakers nationwide.

UEI is home to the UChicago Consortium on School Research, UChicago UTEP, UChicago Charter School and UChicago Impact.

  • The UChicago Consortium on School Research encourages the use of research in policy action and practice but does not advocate for particular policies or programs. Rather, we help to build capacity for systemic school improvement by identifying what matters most for student success, creating critical indicators to chart progress, and conducting theory-driven evaluation to identify how programs and policies are working.
  • The University of Chicago Urban Teacher Education Program (UChicago UTEP) launched in 2003 as one of the first teacher residency programs in the country. It has continued since as a model for urban teacher preparation designed for aspiring teachers who are committed to social justice and educational equity.
  • The UChicago Charter School is a public charter school in the Chicago Public Schools district composed of three campuses serving approximately 1,500 students on Chicago’s South Side. UChicago Charter’s North Kenwood/Oakland and Donoghue elementary campuses serve grades preK–5, and its combined middle and high school Woodlawn campus serves grades 6-12. Together, the three campuses of the UChicago Charter School provide a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade “superhighway” to college, cultivating students to become critical thinkers and leaders who succeed in four-year colleges and beyond.
  • UChicago Impact is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an evidence-based profession for K-12 education. UChicago Impact provides tools designed to improve teaching, learning, and leadership nationwide.

The Susan and Richard Kiphart Center for Global Health and Social Development

The Kiphart Center was established to advance research, training, and intervention to address global health and health equity around the world. Focusing on the social determinants of health, the Kiphart Center draws on expertise and resources from the University of Chicago to foster interdisciplinary work across the fields of public health, medicine, and the social sciences to build knowledge, train students, and incubate innovative interventions.

The Crown Family School's Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS)

CHAS has been a leader for over 75 years in research and education in health policy and services. CHAS engages an interdisciplinary and international group of health policy and services researchers on topics of health policy innovation and reform, health and social service integration, health access, cost and quality, behavioral health,global health, and preventive intervention. CHAS is well-known for expertise in health policy and service effectiveness for the disadvantaged.

The Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention (CCYVP)

CCYVP is devoted to studying the causes and consequences of youth violence to inform the development and testing of prevention interventions to support children, youth and families living in high burden urban communities.

Network for College Success (NCS)

NCS works to cultivate postsecondary readiness and success for all students by translating research into practice and supporting high school leaders to organize their schools for improvement and innovation.