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Tim Knowles, UEI: Urban schooling, the promise and the peril

October 2012 — On October 4, 2012, Timothy Knowles presents University of Chicago Harper Lecture on urban schooling.

UEI John Dewey Director Tim Knowles discusses tensions in the aftermath of the Chicago Teachers' Union strike, as well as how to make teaching a highly regarded profession. Under Knowles' leadership, the University of Chicago's Urban Education Institute leads and manages McKnight's Education & Learning grants to Twin Cities school districts, including coordination of technical assistance and knowledge sharing.

Read Knowles’ full speech online at