The University of Chicago Magazine

Jan–Feb/12

Urban Education Institute director Timothy Knowles explains why there's reason for hope in Chicago Public Schools.

Jan–Feb/12

If putting together an issue on education taught us one thing, it's that we have much yet to learn.

Jan–Feb/12

Alumni and friends write on Freudian scholarship and microfinance tactics, and continue debates on global warming and UFO research.
Jan–Feb/12

An ambitious economic field experiment studies how financial incentives for students, teachers, and parents affect academic performance.

 

Jan–Feb/12

Students often continue to collaborate with professors after earning their degrees. Sometimes, as in these four examples, those relationships move beyond collegial to true professional and personal friendships.

Jan–Feb/12

The murals decorating the University of Chicago Charter School campuses tell stories of success.

Jan–Feb/12

Linking teacher merit pay to standardized-test scores compromises learning and creates incentives to cheat.

Jan–Feb/12

The University’s focus on the aims and methods of education has led to discussion, experiment, and innovation.

Jan–Feb/12

Lack of skills outweighs race as a factor in wage disparity.

Jan–Feb/12

For the leaders of the University of Chicago Charter School, being in charge means being in the thick of change.

Jan–Feb/12

This fall fourth-year Kelvin Ho spent his days not in class but on Occupy Chicago’s front lines.
Jan–Feb/12

Pat Conway’s (AM’78) fresh approach to craft brewing brings a European sensibility to Cleveland.