Alex Seeskin from the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute (UEI) spoke at the T&L Leadership Summit, held last in downtown Chicago. The theme of the Summit was "Using Data to Personalize Learning." The analysis and insights from UEI's recent report "Using Data to Improve Schools from the Ground Up" served as the conversation starter for the day.
The mission of the Urban Education Institute is to produce knowledge to create reliably excellent urban schooling. UEI's knowledge on the driving forces behind school improvement and student success stems from nearly three decades of rigorous applied research, and from putting that research into practice within its own teacher education program and public school as well as more than 6,000 schools across the nation.
Seeskin is the Chief Strategy Officer at the Urban Education Institute where he is responsible for guiding strategy for the organization and leading high priority work across and within UEI’s units. Seeskin also the leads To&Through Project (toandthrough.uchicago.edu), which aims to empower educators and families with research, data, and resources they need to move more students to and through high school and college. Previously, he served as the Director of Strategy of UChicago Charter, and as a resident at UChicago Impact.
Prior to coming to UEI, Seeskin taught high school English in Chicago Public Schools for seven years, serving as the English Department Chair at Lake View High School from 2008-2012. Seeskin earned a BS in communications from Northwestern University and an EdLD from Harvard University.
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