The To&Through Project has been featured in many news publications. See our key coverage and updates below.

Media Contact and Press Kit


For media inquiries, please contact Dayna Dion the Senior Director of National and Global Engagement at the Urban Education Institute: | 773.834.3405


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In the News
Inside Higher Ed

Reaching the Finish Line

The Degree Attainment Index is explained, detailing the increasing number of Chicago Public Schools students who will earn a four-year degree based on new data from the Consortium.

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Education Week

More Students Graduating From Chicago High Schools Are Enrolling in College

Education Week explains new Consortium data showing that CPS students' college graduation rates are up, mostly due to increasing numbers of students graduating from high school and enrolling in college.

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University of Chicago News

More CPS graduates getting college degrees, Consortium report finds

The University of Chicago's summary of the Consortium's finding that 14% of CPS freshman are now earning four-year degrees.

Press Release

Consortium report finds thousands more CPS students will earn four-year college degrees due to rising high school graduation and college enrollment rates

December 9, 2014‚ÄĒAn estimated 14 percent of ninth-graders in Chicago Public Schools will earn a four-year college degree within 10 years of starting high school, according to¬†a new analysis by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Number of CPS students getting degrees on the rise

UChicago Consortium director Elaine Allensworth weighs in on Chicago Public Schools' progress on college attainment over the last decade.

In the News

Just 14 Percent of CPS Students Will Finish College, Report Says

Sam Cholke summarizes the first release of The To&Through Project, sharing data from the Consortium's latest report. 

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Chicago Tribune

Study: More CPS graduates completing college, but rate still troubling

The Tribune examines the first release of The To&Through Project, analyzing the data and its implications.

In the News

University launches initiative to close college attainment gap

The University of Chicago announces the To&Through online tool launched to the public on September 20th at the To&Through Campaign Launch event.

In the News

Number of CPS students getting degrees on the rise

The Sun-Times analyzes new data from the Consortium on how many Chicago Public Schools students are graduating from college, and discusses implications for the road ahead.

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More CPS Freshmen Earn College Degrees

UChicago Consortium Director Elaine Allensworth and Greg Darneider, Senior Advisor to the Secretary on the College Access Initiative, discuss The To&Through Project's data update for Chicago Public Schools.