GCP is dedicated to bringing you information about what educational programs are working for our children around the country. The University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute operates four charter schools on Chicago’s South Side which have the express aim of sending their students (mostly African American from low income families) to college, and the schools are impressively achieving this goal. But the Institute does more than run charter schools. It has developed and employs innovative educational research and teacher training programs as part of its plan to improve urban education. Read all about it here. (Thanks to GCP reader Dr. John E.Ellis for sending this our way.)